Issue 8 / 5 March 2018

This content is permanently open access in the case of research, podcasts and Indigenous content, or open access for one week after publication in all other cases.

5 March Research: The retail availability of tobacco in Tasmania: evidence for a socio-economic and geographical gradient
Melody et al; doi: 10.5694/mja17.00765
Progressive tobacco retail restrictions have been proposed as the next frontier in tobacco control

5 March Editorial: Tobacco retail density: still the new frontier in tobacco control
Freeman and Burton; doi: 10.5694/mja17.01239
Reducing the number of tobacco sellers would make it easier for smokers to successfully quit

5 March Perspective: Preparation for general practice vocational training: time for a rethink
Wearne et al; doi: 10.5694/mja17.00379
Improving GP registrars’ readiness for vocational training and transition into practice

4 March Podcast with Clinical Associate Professor Susan Wearne, from the Australian National University: rethinking general practice vocational training

4 March Podcast with Dr Robyn Clay-Williams, from the Australian Institute of Health Innovation: the bureaucratic challenges of ethics approval for health services research

4 March Podcast with Olav Nielssen, Professor of Psychiatry at Macquarie University: characteristics of the mental health of homeless people

4 March Podcast with Dr Shannon Melody, a public health medicine registrar at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research: retail availability of tobacco in Tasmania


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Sydney's lockout laws are successful at reducing alcohol-related harms and should be replicated nationally
  • Strongly agree (63%, 80 Votes)
  • Agree (17%, 22 Votes)
  • Strongly disagree (10%, 13 Votes)
  • Disagree (6%, 7 Votes)
  • The jury is still out (3%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 126

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Alcohol will become the next target of the Medical Profession, just like the very effective smoking campaign

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