Smoking levels way too high – VicHealth

Loddon-Mallee smoking levels are more than 
20 per cent.

Loddon-Mallee smoking levels are more than 20 per cent.

MORE than 20 per cent of people in the ­Loddon-Mallee region continue to smoke and VicHealth chief executive officer Jerril Rechter says it is “critical” that smoking rates decrease.

“We know that people in regional areas (like Mildura), are more likely to smoke than their metro counterparts,” Ms Rechter said.

“It is vital we continue to reduce smoking rates by targeting our efforts at the people who are most likely to smoke.

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