The second edition covers all of the subject headings included in the first edition (1989). Most areas have been expanded, particularly Chapter 6 (Smoking in the workplace and in public places). A chapter devoted to women and smoking has been included in response to demand for specific information on this issue.
The financial assistance of the National Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) provided by a grant made to ASH towards research costs of this edition is gratefully acknowledged. Editorial views expressed in Tobacco in Australia: Facts and Issues are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of NCADA, the Commonwealth Department of Human Services and Health, or the Federal Government.
We would also like to acknowledge those who have assisted with compiling this book. Within the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria, we would like to thank Ms Liz Tucker (Librarian) for her tireless assistance, and Dr Ron Borland and Ms Vicki White (Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer) and Dr Graham Giles (Centre for Epidemiological Research in Cancer) for provision of original data. Ms Ramsina Daniel of the Labor Council of NSW provided additional materials for Chapter 6. Mr Neil Francey, Barrister, advised on the outcome of the law suit brought by the Australian Federation of Consumer Organisations Inc against the Tobacco Institute of Australia Ltd, and the standing of other legal matters, also discussed in Chapter 6.
Ms Michelle Scollo and Ms Jane Martin of the Victorian Smoking and Health Program provided resources, commented upon and assisted with updating the text, and were instrumental in bringing the book to completion. The list of 'kindred' organisations in Appendix I is based on a register maintained by the Victorian Smoking and Health Program.
We also wish to thank Dr David Ravine FRACP for his review of medical terminology.
Margaret Winstanley, Stephen Woodward and Noni Walker c/o Quit Victoria P O Box 888 Carlton South 3053 Victoria, Australia