Month: August 2016
Are these photos the pointy end of tobacco control? Or just another example of what the tobacco industry does best?
If the e-cigarette industry in Australia has a martyr, his name is probably Vince van Heerden. More about him in a moment. Advocates for e-cigarettes claim that they are a healthier alternative to smoking, and provide a ray of hope for desperately addicted smokers. However, before you make up your mind, look at how e-cigarettes…
Named reporting of HIV: A positive step for public health?
In Australia, doctors must notify public health authorities of new cases of HIV/AIDs. However, strict confidentiality requirements apply to the testing, treating and notification of HIV, protecting the identity of patients. As part of its review of the New South Wales Public Health Act 2010, the Department of Health is considering whether to remove these…