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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin Alcohol and other drugs knowledge centre Yarning Places
 

Low daily smoking estimates derived from sales monitored tobacco use in six remote predominantly Aboriginal communities

Date posted: 14 July 2010

A study involving communities in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands found that although smoking prevalence is high, the amount smoked is about half that of the wider Australian smoking population. The implications for policy include the likely ineffectiveness of nicotine replacement therapy for the majority of smokers in the APY lands.

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Last updated: 20 July 2010
 
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