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Event support program (ESP)



The Event support program (ESP) aimed to raise awareness and understanding of tobacco smoking issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders, and promote a positive attitude towards a smoke-free lifestyle.

The program helped community groups stage sporting and cultural events through the provision of small grants and resources that promoted culturally effective anti-smoking messages.

The key ESP messages developed by north Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities were:

Event organisers are required to enter into a contract before grants were provided, and an evaluation of recall of the anti-smoking messages was conducted at each event.

Abstract adapted from Queensland Health


Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
Queensland Health
Ph: (07) 3328 9833

Evaluated publications

Campbell S, Bohanna I, McKeown-Young D, Esterman A, Cadet-James Y, McDermontt R (2014)

Evaluation of a community-based tobacco control intervention in five remote north Queensland Indigenous communities.

International Journal of Health Promotion and Education; 52(2): 78-79


Last updated: 27 August 2015
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