Teenagers Become “Sober Generation” As More Snub Alcohol, Drugs

More Australian teenagers are turning their backs on alcohol and drugs, earning them the title of the “sober generation”. A study by Deakin University published in the Drug and Alcohol Review has revealed a large drop in teen alcohol consumption and smoking between 1999 and 2015, calling it a “youth-led revolution”. Researchers surveyed more than…

Debate Over Whether Legal Smoking Should Be Raised

By Kelly Smith Philanthropist and mining giant Andrew Forest is requesting state governments to raise the legal smoking age to 21. Mr Forest says it will save 15000 lives and Australia 20billion in health costs per year. Cigarette costs have already increased this year, with greater taxation on packs of cigarettes, Kelly Kennington from the…

‘Not Really Smokers’ Have Real Effect During Pregnancy

It has recently come to light that popular Can of Worms host and Sunday Life columnist Chrissie Swan has been struggling to give up occasional smoking during her third pregnancy. Swan has been what she calls a “not really smoker”, only having the odd cigarette since giving up full time smoking about 6 years ago.…