No butts about it: Qld, Vic are dirty ashtrays

The award calls out the jurisdictions doing the least to help reduce smoking rates.

AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton said the Victorian government had been recognised for its failure to take any new initiatives to curb smoking while remaining “the only government without either statewide bans on smoking in outdoor dining areas, or a commitment to their introduction”.

The Queensland government was singled out for its “lack of investment in tobacco control, with significant funding cuts, no social marketing since May 2012, and a

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