Tobacco tax increase will be a life saver

THE Cancer Council says increases to the tobacco tax will have the desired effect of convincing hundreds of thousands of Australians to quit smoking.

Cancer Council Australia CEO Sanchia Aranda said the tax increases would translate to tens of thousands of cancer deaths being prevented and a huge financial burden being removed from the health system.

Professor Aranda said about 320,000 adult Australian smokers were likely to quit and 40,000 teenagers deterred from taking up smoking as a result of expected tobacco tax increases in the 2016-17 federal budget.



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