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Tuesday, 30 August 1994
Page: 575

Senator BELL —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—


    (i)with approval, that Australia's consumption of cigarettes per head of population has fallen dramatically since 1983, according to a report issued by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and

    (ii)that the report shows that, in 1983, 40 per cent of men were smokers, declining to 29 per cent in 1994, and 29 per cent of women were smokers, declining to 24 per cent in 1994;

  (b)acknowledges that, in the same period, Australian deaths from coronary heart disease showed a corresponding decline, from 315 per 100 000 for men and 155 per 100 000 for women in 1983, down to 210 per 100 000 for men and 115 per 100 000 for women in 1992; and

  (c)endorses the Government's $3.1 million campaign to educate teenagers about the effects of smoking.