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A UNSW study shows that a large proportion of bowel cancers in Australia are preventable by adopting a healthy lifestyle – particularly for men.

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Doctors should consider using e-cigarettes to help patients who have repeatedly failed to quit tobacco, a new study says.

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Tax increases that will see a packet of cigarettes costing A$40 may discourage smoking, but could end up having unintended consequences for poorer smokers, write Katie Hirono and Katherine Smith.

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The recent decision to effectively ban e-cigarettes will hurt poor and disadvantaged smokers the most, writes Colin Mendelsohn.

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There is compelling evidence that nicotine e-cigarettes can be a safe and effective way to help smokers quit, writes Colin Mendelsohn.

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Prison bans will not reduce smoking rates unless more support is given to prisoners to help them kick the habit once and for all, according to UNSW researchers.

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The health advantages for younger people quitting cigarettes are well known. Now a study has found older smokers can reap similar benefits and save the health system billions of dollars.

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Depression, alcohol and drug dependence are indiscriminate killers. It doesn’t matter how wealthy, funny or beautiful you are, write Katherine Mills, Frances Kay-Lambkin and Maree Teesson.

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To better support the health and wellbeing of staff, students and visitors, all UNSW campuses will be smoke free from 31 May – World No Tobacco Day.

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It's easy to feel disheartened by the bombardment of negative statistics about Indigenous health, but we shouldn't ignore the many successes, writes Lisa Jackson Pulver.

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