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Markers of the denormalisation of smoking and the tobacco industry
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    Australian government excludes tobacco industry from routine consultation

    An important new marker of the denormalisation of the tobacco industry has occurred in Australia in 2008. It is traditional – indeed usually mandatory -- for industries which may be affected by proposed changes in government policy or legislation to be fully consulted through formal processes prior to any changes taking place. In 2008, the Australian government established a Preventative (sic) Health Task Force, with s...

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    We all did not go quietly

    Dear Simon and Becky, As a fellow advocate of non smoking I would like to congratulate you on the Article: Markers of the demormalisation of smoking and the tobacco industry. I note with interest your comments under the heading Smoking rooms at airports. You note "In early 2007, these uninviting rooms were quietly removed from Australian airports...." The Darwin International Airport still provides a room for the (many)...

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    Error in Abstract Layout
    • Simon Chapman, Professor of Public Health
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      • Becky Freeman

    Readers of our paper Markers of the Denormalisation of Smoking and the Tobacco Industry may be perplexed about the way the Abstract is structured with the traditional Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion headings. These headings were inserted during the editing process after we as authors had approved the proofs of the paper. The paper we approved had an unstructured abstract as was appropriate to a paper of thi...

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