Tackling Indigenous Smoking
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Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program
BRAMS delivers a Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Program with the aim of improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by minimising harms related to tobacco use.
It is a multi-component program which aims to:
- Improve community understanding of the dangers of smoking and the link between smoking and chronic disease;
- Improve community knowledge and ultimately reduce exposure to second-hand smoke;
- Challenge smoking as a ‘social norm’ within workplaces and entertainment venues; and
- Ensure tobacco control resources are appropriate, effective and aligned to the needs of the community.
BRAMS employs three TIS Educators who deliver a wide range of services including:
- Tobacco education sessions in schools and workplaces;
- Tobacco awareness at community events;
- Referrals to Quit Line and individual smoking cessation counselling with a Tobacco Aboriginal Health Worker; and
- Working with community members to promote and support local strategies to create smoke-free spaces within the community.
Click on the link for more information about the TIS Program.
We have a range of educational tools which help explain the ways that different chemicals in cigarettes harm the body, and how smoking at home impacts on other members of the family who don’t smoke.
We can also help with addressing social, financial and emotional pressures which may be contributing to your smoking habit.
You can make an appointment with our Aboriginal Health Worker by calling the BRAMS reception on 9192 1388.
For more information on the Smoking Cessation Program select below.