No smoker left behind: it’s time to tackle tobacco in Australian priority populations

Cheneal Puljević and Stuart A Kinner
Med J Aust 2018; 208 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja17.00847
Published online: 15 January 2018

To the Editor:

  • 1 Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2 Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, VIC
  • 3 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC



Stuart Kinner is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship (APP1078168).

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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