Cancer win in 2016 budget

Federal treasurer Scott Morrison’s first budget should improve cancer outcomes in Australia, while laying a platform for further investment over the longer term, says Cancer Council Australia.

CEO Professor Sanchia Aranda is pleased with the tough stance taken against smoking: “The increase in tobacco tax alone will translate to tens of thousands of cancer deaths avoided, with the trend data showing that the recurrent increases will lead to around 320,000 smokers quitting