FACT CHECK. Is the Health Minister telling porkies … again?

September 14, 2023 by colinmendelsohn.com.au

FACT CHECK. Is the Health Minister telling porkies … again?

THE MINISTER FOR HEALTH is on a mission this week, waging a war on vaping. In an effort to "make Australia great again" in the field of tobacco control he has committed to stamp out “this public health menace”. Mark Butler makes vaping sound scary, but are his bold claims evidence-based? Many of them are not. I fact checked several of his claims and found that truth is the first casualty of war.


13.00% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 2.6 million current smokers in Australia 15.20% of men are current smokers but only 10.90% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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