When I came here 10 weeks ago, I was smoking 30 a day. Now I feel accomplished that I've beaten that cycle of addiction.
With Tackling Tobacco’s help, Allum House created a new non-smoking policy to target the social nature of smoking, and their residents embraced the change. Now young people are leaving the refuge smoking less than before, or even quitting entirely.
I used to smoke at least a 50-pack a day. If you stop social smoking, then you have more time, you have more money and you can spend it with your friends.
There is no such thing as a safe smoking environment.
Enabling young people to continue using tobacco goes against everything community services are trying to achieve.
When implementing the Tackling Tobacco program, the staff at Mission Australia Goulburn not only found the program easy to implement within the service, but the program also resulted in clients quitting smoking altogether.
Through the Tackling Tobacco program, Rainbow Lodge supported a peer education worker to motivate and support the men at the lodge to quit smoking.
Supporting Aboriginal people to quit smoking and educating children and youth are key priorities for Tamworth Aboriginal Medical Service.
Personal Helpers and Mentors not only expanded the services they offer; they revolutionised the way smoking was viewed by staff and consumers alike.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to the elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.
© Cancer Council NSW 2015 Head Office Address: 153 Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011.Cancer Council NSW is registered with the Australian Taxation Office as an Income Tax Exempt Charity: Charitable Fundraising Authority No. 18521.ABN 51 116 463 846. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.