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External Statements

Statement from the Chief Medical Officer and State and Territory Chief Health Officers about e-cigarettes September 2019

All Australian governments are united in maintaining a precautionary approach to the marketing and use of e-cigarettes. There is growing evidence implicating e-cigarettes in a range of harms to individual and population health. E-cigarettes are relatively new products and the long-term safety and health effects associated with their use and exposure to second-hand vapour are unknown.
Statement from the Chief Medical Officer and State and Territory Chief Health Officers about e-cigarettes (PDF 239 KB)

The previous Statement on e-cigarettes in Australia published by Cancer Australia in 2018 has been superseded by the Statement above.

TGA breast implant web statement (2016)

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has released a web statement on anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) in women with breast implants.
Visit www.tga.ov.au for further information.

Position Statement on Breast Density and Screening within the BreastScreen Australia Program (2016)

BreastScreen Australia has announced a position statement on breast density and screening within the BreastScreen Australia program.  For further information on breast screening go to BreastScreen Australia.

Lung cancer screening using low-dose tomography (2015)

The Australian Government Department of Health's Standing Committee on Screening has considered lung cancer screening and prepared a position statement on lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography
Position Statement: Lung Cancer Screening using Low-Dose Computed Tomography (PDF 680 KB)