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... Because the tobacco free generation (TFG) idea is better!

A critique of the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s plan to raise the minimum legal smoking age (MLSA) ...

The Tasmanian Liberal Government proposal to raise the minimum legal smoking age came out of the blue.

The Department of Health and Human Services knew nothing about it, tobacco control staff, population health and public and environmental health, drug and alcohol senior officers were left in the dark.

The government advisory committee on tobacco, and the ministerial advisory committee on health were not told about it, nor did any of them recommend the idea.

*Kathryn Barnsley, Researcher, Breathe Well: Centre of Research Excellence for Chronic Respiratory Disease and Lung Ageing, School of Medicine, UTAS

Prof. E Haydn Walters, UTAS, Research Group Head, Breathe Well: Centre of Research Excellence for Chronic Respiratory Disease and Lung Ageing, School of Medicine, UTAS

Prof. AJ (Jon) Berrick, Professor of Science, Mathematics Yale NUS Singapore.

Hon. Ivan Dean Member of the Legislative Council (MLC), Tasmania

Dr. Harley Stanton, former WHO scientist Western Pacific Region.

Dr. Nick Towle, UTAS Clinical Medical Education Advisor, Rural clinical School, UTAS, Burnie.
 
Dr. Len Crocombe, Associate Professor Oral Health, UTAS, Research Fellow, University of Adelaide.

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