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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Tackling Indigenous smoking

 

Overview

Tackling Indigenous smoking (TIS) is a national programme that aims to reduce smoking as the most preventable cause of ill health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. A redesigned programme has been introduced in 2015–2016 with an emphasis on flexible approaches for regional tobacco control. 

The programme includes:

New intensive tobacco control approaches will be trialled through a number of pilot projects in communities with very high rates of smoking. An Evaluation and monitoring framework will facilitate assessment of programme progress against performance indicators, and provide the basis for a full programme evaluation by 2018.

The TIS programme is managed by the Preventative Health Section within the Indigenous Health Division, Commonwealth Department of Health.

Abstract adapted from Department of Health and Ageing

Contacts

Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS)
Preventative Health Section
Health Programmes and Sector Development Branch
Indigenous Health Division
Department of Health
Email: indigenoustobacco@health.gov.au

Related publications

National action to reduce Indigenous smoking rates (2010)

Closing the Gap – Indigenous Chronic Disease Department of Health and Ageing

This factsheet provides information on the Tackling Indigenous smoking measure, a national action to reduce Indigenous smoking rates in Australia. The factsheet focuses on:

Abstract adapted from Department of Health and Ageing

National tobacco campaign - break the chain (2011)

Department of Health and Ageing

The Break the chain campaign aims to contribute to halving the smoking rate for Indigenous Australians. This resource package has been produced by the Department of Health and is aimed at Indigenous smokers in order to increase awareness of the health impacts of smoking. The campaign will support quit attempts amongst smokers and promote strategies to avoid relapse among quitters. The package contains:

Abstact adapted from Department of Health & Ageing

Calma T (2011)

Tackling Indigenous smoking.

Of Substance; 9(2): 28-29

Evaluated publications

Upton P, Davey R, Evans M, Mikhailovich K, Simpson L, Hacklin D (2014)

Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme review: a multicriteria decision analysis.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health

Upton P, Davey R, Evans M, Mikhailovich K, Simpson L, Hacklin D (2014)

Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme review: a rapid review of the literature.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health

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Last updated: 26 April 2016
 
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