An alliance of Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) advocates in the Asia Pacific Region
^ To advocate for the rights of smokers and users of safer nicotine products (SNP) to have access and for public health officials and governments support and implement risk proportionate regulation in their countries.
^ To provide information and news on THR – what is it, why is it important and how individuals can get involved in the cause of reducing health harm from tobacco – through petitions, surveys and submissions.
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Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking for Seniors
Whether you've smoked for a year or 50, it is never too late to quit smoking. Health benefits for seniors that quit smoking can be seen almost immediately through a lower heart rate and improved lung function.
Starting to use one of these NRTs shortly before you really make up your mind to quit may make them more effective. People who use NRTs in combination with the antidepressant bupropion also show additional success.
Poorest Tasmanians 7 Times More Likely to Smoke
Tasmania continues to be home to the areas with the highest smoking rates in the nation. (Prior to WVP May 30 2020) the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University published the latest Australia’s Health Tracker by Area