Commitment to cut smoking rates welcomed

Commitment to cut smoking rates welcomed


Thursday 7 September 2017

The Australian Medical Association (WA) has welcomed the State Government’s commitment to stronger legislative action to cut smoking rates.   “It is appropriate and exciting to see one of the first pieces of legislation to be introduced into State Parliament …


read more
thumbnail

Decision to limit LiveLighter Campaign is anti-health: AMA (WA)


Thursday 13 July 2017

The AMA (WA) is concerned that Facebook has moved to limit advertising from the LiveLighter Campaign on the grounds of body shaming.   “While body shaming is a significant concern in the community, obesity is one of the biggest health …


read more
thumbnail

Scrapped pharmacy screening deal welcomed


Friday 7 July 2017

The decision by a major healthcare company to cancel its plan to be involved in pharmacy-based screening programs was due in a major way to a push against the move by the Australian Medical Association (WA).   “It is clear …


read more
thumbnail

No pressure on health officials to rush PCH opening: AMA (WA)


Friday 30 June 2017

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today called on the State Government to guarantee that no health official would be pressured to approve the opening of Perth’s new Children’s Hospital before it was completely safe.   “The AMA (WA) has consistently …


read more
thumbnail

PMH review and recommendations welcomed


Friday 9 June 2017

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today welcomed the Report into the Morale and Engagement of Clinical Staff at Princess Margaret Hospital, and urged the State Government and CAHS Board to implement all of its recommendations.   “The Report confirms the …


read more
thumbnail
Have Your Say

Do you support current e-cigarette restrictions in Western Australia?




View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
Why I Joined the AMA (WA)...
"It is my hope that we can tackle the challenges our profession faces, united as one. If we dislike our working hours, our pay, gender inequality or low training opportunities, we can change these together. As a nurse in my previous life, I know that when a profession stands as one, people listen."
Dr Rebecca Cogan
Dr Rebecca Cogan
Blog
E-cigarettes – AMA takes on big tobacco and the vaperatti

Monday, 14th January 2019

The past year has seen numerous blows to the case for e-cigarettes, despite mounting pressure from vaping advocates to relax Australian legislation around the products.   The debate is surprisingly polarising, with mudslinging and personal attacks commonplace in forums such …