Tackle to­bacco

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RATES of daily smoking are more than dou­ble among adults liv­ing in so­cioe­co­nom­i­cally dis­ad­van­taged ar­eas com­pared to those in ad­van­taged ar­eas – putting those peo­ple’s health and lives at risk.

Our Tack­ling To­bacco pro­gram works by help­ing com­mu­nity ser­vice or­gan­i­sa­tions who work with dis­ad­van­taged com­mu­ni­ties to ad­dress smoking amongst clients through train­ing, re­sources and net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties

Or­gan­i­sa­tions that ser­vice dis­ad­van­taged pop­u­la­tions are per­fectly placed to cre­ate pos­i­tive change as they have ex­ist­ing con­nec­tions with these pop­u­la­tions and are com­mit­ted to im­prov­ing their well­be­ing.

Smoking dam­ages peo­ple’s health, in­creases their fi­nan­cial stress and erodes their qual­ity of life.

Ev­ery­one de­serves to live smoke free and have more money in their pocket, so if you would like to find out more about Tack­ling To­bacco Queens­land, and help in­crease the im­pact of the pro­gram, please visit http://bit.ly/tack­ling to­bac­co­qld.

Queens­lan­ders ready to quit smoking should con­tact Quit­line 13 QUIT (13 78 48) or speak to a health pro­fes­sional.

— Ms Chris McMil­lan CEO, Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land

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