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Australia has the highest priced cigarettes in the world, yet the number of people giving up smoking has slowed in recent years.

England, USA, Canada, Norway and Iceland are among a long list of western countries that are seeing their citizens kick the habit but Australia’s 2.6 million smokers are lagging behind with just a 0.2 per cent decrease in smokers between 2013 to 2016. Associate Professor Colin Mendelsohn, [...] told Yahoo7 News that the “high prices simply aren’t working anymore”.