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Indigenous Tobacco Control Initiative

 

Overview

The Australian Government's Indigenous Tobacco Control Initiative aimed to halve smoking rates among Indigenous communities in urban, regional and remote areas by 2018. The initiative was launched in March 2008 with a commitment of $14.5 million over three years. Funding of $3.8 million was provided for six projects in 2008-09, and from 2010 a further $10.7 million was provided. The projects launched under this initiative are based on innovative and culturally-appropriate, community-based approaches. The initiative funded 18 projects located in various regions of Australia:

Programs under the initiative which have already had success include:

Abstract adapted from Department of Health and Ageing

Contacts

Department of Health
Central Office
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6289 1555 (switchboard)
Ph: 1800 020 103 (freecall)

Related publications

Calma T (2011)

Tackling Indigenous smoking.

Of Substance; 9(2): 28-29

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Last updated: 28 June 2017
 
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