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Reducing smoking in the ACT among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant or who have young children

Posted on: 12 October, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 4, October 2015 – December 2015
Related to Infants and young children Pregnancy Tobacco use Australian Capital Territory

van der Sterren A, Fowlie C (2015)
Reducing smoking in the ACT among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant or who have young children
Canberra: Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association

This report aims to support anyone who is seeking to reduce tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant or who have young children in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Some of the suggested actions will also be relevant to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community more generally, to pregnant women generally, and indeed to the broader tobacco control context.

The report aims to:

  • scope the current health and social care pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant and/or who have young children, and identify the current points at which smoking cessation advice and treatment and quit maintenance support is given to this group
  • identify points at which appropriate smoking cessation advice and treatment and quit maintenance support could be given, and suggest ways in which this could be delivered and achieved
  • review the published and unpublished literature to identify best practices in smoking cessation among pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and to identify and describe existing activities and programs that may inform initiatives in the ACT
  • suggest initiatives to increase the provision of and access to smoking cessation advice and quit maintenance support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant or who have young children.

Abstract adapted from Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT

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