The Australian Council on Smoking and Health celebrated 40 years of advocacy on November 17, 2011. Chaired by Professor Mike Daube, the morning forum took place at the University of Western Australia's Club Banquet Hall and was attended by over 100 guests.
The forum was addressed by Professor Bruce Armstrong, (Professor of Public Health, University of Sydney) who attended the inaugural meeting of ACOSH on November 17, 1971, and who was able to provide a background and history into the founding of ACOSH.
Professor Kingsley Faulkner (Director of Clinical Teaching, University of Notre Dame) reflected on the impact of smoking in his medical practice, outlining highlights of tobacco control over the past 40 years.
Maurice Swanson (Chief Executive Officer of the WA Heart Foundation) provided the background and story of tobacco control since 1971.
Faulkner, K. (2011). Medical reflections. Paper presented at the ACOSH 40th Anniversary Symposium. University of Western Australia, WA: 17 November, 2011.