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Quit for New Life program

 

Overview

The Quit for New Life program is a best practice smoking cessation initiative for Aboriginal women in New South Wales (NSW) who are having a baby. The program aims to address the high rate of smoking during pregnancy and prevent relapse to smoking after birth.

The program provides culturally appropriate smoking cessation support to Aboriginal pregnant women and their household members who smoke, including:

All Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Services (AMIHS) across NSW that provide antenatal care for women having a baby offer the Quit for New Life program. Some mainstream hospital-based antenatal clinics and a range of postnatal/child and family health services also offer the program. To find out if a service in your area offers Quit for New Life, please contact the Quit for New Life Program Coordinator in your local health district via the links below.

The program is a joint initiative between the NSW Ministry of Health and NSW Kids and Families.

Abstract adapted from NSW Health

Contacts

Quit for New Life Statewide Coordinator
Rhonda Matthews
Email: rhonda.matthews@doh.nsw.gov.au

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Last updated: 18 May 2017
 
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