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Dandenong and District Aborigines Co-operative Limited (Kick the Butt)



Dandenong & District Aborigines Co-operative Limited (DDACL) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation providing services to meet the needs of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the Southern Metropolitan Melbourne area of Victoria.

The DDACL Tackling Indigenous Smoking program provides smoking prevention and care throughout the DDACL catchment area, which includes:

The TIS program includes a number of activities including a weekly yarning group to encourage and support community members to quit smoking or continue their ex-smoking status. The group is open to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, including partners of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The team also have a strong social media presence through their Kick the Butt anti-smoking campaign. Kick the Butt is aimed at raising awareness in Aboriginal young people that smoking tobacco is not part of culture, and giving tools to those who want to quit.


DDACL have developed a number of resources around the Kick the Butt campaign, including a website with interactive games, information, and a section to showcase the quit stories of ambassadors who have successfully quit smoking for one year. The website also links into a number of social media channels including Facebook and Instagram.

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Last updated: 12 July 2017
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