Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program

Local Aboriginal health services have resources through their TIS program that are specific to their region. Find the TIS team closest to you to identify what resources you may be able to use with people accessing your services.

Yarning It Up, Don't Smoke It Up

This program aims to reduce tobacco related harm in the adult Aboriginal population across the Perth Metropolitan area. It is culturally appropriate and designed to increase the Aboriginal communities knowledge of the harms related to smoking and the links to chronic disease. The program also works to increase community member’s knowledge of culturally appropriate quit smoking services. It includes training for service providers and pre and post evaluation.

If you are interested, contact the Yarning It Up, Don't Smoke It team to book a session.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre - Tobacco Portal

This web resource provides quality information and resources to support the reduction of harms associated with tobacco use among Aboriginal people.

No Smokes

This innovative anti-smoking initiative uses videos, animations, music, games and more to help young Aboriginal people quit smoking. It also has resources for teachers and health professionals that work with Aboriginal youth.

SIDS and KIDS - Reducing the risk of SUDI in Aboriginal Communities (RROSIAC) program

The RROSIAC program endeavours to educate Aboriginal families and health professionals about the risk that smoke exposure poses for babies during pregnancy and after birth as part of the six safe sleeping recommendations.

Mental health resources

Benefits of stopping smoking for mental health recovery

This poster highlights the significant benefits of stopping smoking for mental health recovery.

Stress cycle of smoking

This poster breaks down the stress cycle of smoking.

Sane Australia brochure

The Australian Government in collaboration with Sane Australia has developed brochures for people living with a mental illness who would like to reduce and quit smoking.They also have information for people that are supporting people living with a mental illness to quit.

Other resources

The Australian Government has posters, information sheets and flyers that have been designed for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Mentone Educational has educational resources for sale that can be used to talk to different people about smoking.

Free Quit Support

Talk to the Quitline

Quitline is a confidential advice and information service for people who want to quit smoking. For the cost of a local call (except mobile phones), a trained advisor can help you to plan and develop strategies to quit smoking and stay stopped. You can also use webchat during opening hours.

My QuitBuddy App

The My QuitBuddy App tracks your quitting progress, such as days smoke-free, cigarettes avoided, health gained and dollars saved.

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