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In 2004–05, half the adult Indigenous population across Australia were current daily smokers; ie, people who smoked one or more cigarettes per day, on average. ABS health surveys record little change in the rate of smoking by Indigenous people since 1995. For both men and women, smoking was more prevalent among Indigenous than non-Indigenous adults in every age group. (Source: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey 2004-05).
Apart from the detrimental effects on a smoker's own health, smoking also impacts upon the health of others, particularly babies and children.
Pangula Mannamurna's quit smoking program is currently limited to assisting those who want to give up when they present to the clinic. However, attempts are being made for the clinic to be operting in collaboration with the State Government's Aboriginal Health Team, so that health promotion and prevention programs can be integratred into the service.
To view the national Quit smoking website, click on the link below:
Page last updated on 27 December 2006.