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Passive smoking

Passive or second-hand smoking occurs when a non-smoker involuntarily breathes in smoke from other people's cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars or pipes.

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Quitting smoking

Your body starts repairing itself as soon as you've smoked your last cigarette. Here are 7 excuses smokers use to delay quitting, and how to overcome them.

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Quit tobacco and you'll breathe easy

According to the World Health Organization, tobacco products were responsible for 3.3 million lung disease-related deaths worldwide in 2017.

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Cigarette substitutes: how safe or effective are the alternatives to tobacco?

Alternatives to cigarettes, such as e-cigarettes (vaping), are available, but just how safe are these smoking substitutes? Can they help you quit?

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E-cigarettes (vaping)

E-cigarettes (vaping) are battery-operated devices designed to look and feel like cigarettes, cigars or similar. Vaping has been linked to serious health problems.

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Emphysema

Emphysema is a progressive lung disease usually caused by cigarette smoking. It causes shortness of breath and coughing.

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What causes pancreatic cancer?

Find out if your risk of developing pancreatic cancer is higher than average, based on age, diet, lifestyle and previous medical history.

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Bushfires and your health

Bushfires and smoke pose health risks, especially to people with certain conditions such as asthma. Learn how to prepare for bushfires, get emergency medication and more.

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Do face masks protect you from bushfire smoke?

Face masks won’t necessarily protect you from the poor air quality being caused by Australian bushfire smoke. Here's why, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) is a term used to describe the sudden and unexpected death of a baby.

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