Quitting for a better life

When people think of advancements in health, it’s typically about technological achievements. Preventive successes, like decreases in smoking, rarely rate a mention. Yet these have had a huge impact on smoking-related diseases over the past 30 years.

The gains can be put down to a small number of persistent campaigners. But few have had more hands-on involvement than Sydney respiratory physiologist Adjunct Associate Professor Renee Bittoun from the Brain and Mind Institute, University of Sydney, who