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1976 – Tobacco advertising banned on Australian radio & television

Anita Dessaix, Director of Cancer Prevention and Advocacy at Cancer Council NSW, joins Michael on the anniversary of tobacco advertising being banned on Australian radio and television in 1976.

Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in NSW and the biggest contributing risk factor to lung cancer.

Each year in NSW, about 46,000 people are hospitalised and more than 5,000 people die as a result of smoking with lung cancer being responsible for one in five cancer deaths.

“Quitting reduces your risk of lung cancer, heart attack and stroke and best of all, the risk continues to decrease the longer you’ve stayed quit,” Ms Dessaix

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