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Blow away the smokes: a guide to quitting cigarettes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Posted on: 2 April, 2012
Issue: Vol 12 No 2, April 2012 – June 2012
Related to Health promotion Tobacco use New South Wales

Baker F (2012)
Blow away the smokes: a guide to quitting cigarettes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
NSW: Mid North Coast Division of General Practice

This DVD was commissioned by the Mid North Coast Division of General Practice as part of the National Indigenous quit smoking program.

In this colourful and informative documentary, presenter Alec Doomadgee meets with smokers, ex-smokers and health professionals to talk about how to quit smoking cigarettes. Along the way, Alec finds out some of the support, methods and medications available to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people ‘blow away the smokes’.

The overall purpose of the No smokes North Coast, blow away the smokes project is to minimise the harmful impact of tobacco smoking on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people on the Mid and North Coast of NSW. The project aims to:

  • raise awareness of the harmful effects of smoking
  • promote a smoke free environment
  • support a culture of non-smoking in Aboriginal communities
  • equip Aboriginal people with necessary skills, resources and support to commence harm reduction and smoking cessation.

Abstract adapted from Blow Away the Smokes

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