The news brings both good and bad news too for Victoria and its people. The good news is that Victoria has reported its historic low smoking rates with 14.4 percent Victorians found smoking regularly in the year 2011 as compared to the previous figure of 21.2 percent in the year 1998, confirmed the last week research release by Cancer Council Victoria. But bad news is that the smoking affected population includes a shocking count of disadvantaged groups.
Yes, latter are the findings of University of Newcastle researchers Associate Professor Mr. Billie Bonevski and Professor Ms. Amanda Baker, according to whom smoking rates are very high among many disadvantaged groups in the region.
Concerned with similar facts, the researchers have suggested the country’s government to introduce social changes and more public health measures.
In their finding, both the researchers i. e. Mr. Billie Bonevski and Ms. Amanda Baker have written that the tobacco industry had been using many different techniques of marketing and applying several promotional strategies to primarily target vulnerable groups of young people and the poor in the region.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has submitted its report recently showing that approx 15-18 percent adults smoke in the general community. The smoking rate has been found to be extremely high in groups that are labeled as socioeconomically disadvantaged groups.
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