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Petrol sniffing prevention program (PSPP)
The aim of the Petrol sniffing prevention program (PSPP) was to develop and implement a data collection tool to gather information from communities on the prevalence and incidence of petrol sniffing, transference to other substances (licit and illicit) and information on changes in community behaviour.
The objectives of the project were to:
- determine the prevalence of petrol sniffing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in areas where low aromatic fuel is available
- identify and measure any unintended consequences of the roll out of low aromatic fuel
- provide information on the extent of individual and community level behavioural change attributed to the availability of low aromatic fuel
- identify and describe the other factors which have contributed to the prevalence of petrol sniffing and any other outcomes
- determine the impact of low aromatic fuel on the prevalence of petrol sniffing and any other outcomes in the selected communities
- discuss the findings from each data collection along with the findings and outcomes from the project.
The project will provide information on the trends in petrol sniffing and the related health and social outcomes and inform the evidence base for future petrol sniffing prevention policy.
Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research
Menzies School of Health Research
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Brisbane Qld 4000
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