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No smokes North Coast, Blow Away the Smokes Project



The overall purpose of the No smokes North Coast, Blow Away the Smokes Project was to minimise the harmful impact of tobacco smoking on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people on the Mid and North Coast of New South Wales. The project aimed to:

The primary outcomes sought from this project included the delivery of appropriate tobacco control strategies that inform and raise understanding amongst Aboriginal communities on the North Coast, as well as the development of appropriate resources and training.

Abstract adapted from Blow Away the Smokes

Related publications

Gould G (2013)

Making ‘Blow Away the Smokes' DVD for Indigenous smokers - the journey and lessons learnt.

Paper presented at the 12th National Rural Health Conference: Strong Commitment. Bright Future.. 7-10 April 2013, Adelaide Convention Centre

Baker F, Gould G (2012)

Blow away the smokes: a guide to quitting cigarettes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

: Blow away the smokes

In this informative documentary, presenter Alec Doomadgee meets with smokers, ex-smokers and health professionals to talk about how to quit smoking cigarettes. Along the way, Alec finds out some of the support, methods and medications available to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 'blow away the smokes'.

This DVD was commissioned by the Mid North Coast Division of General Practice as part of the National Indigenous quit smoking program.

Abstract adapted from Blow Away the Smokes


Last updated: 28 June 2017
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