Tackling Tobacco is a step-by-step program that aims to reduce smoking related harm amongst priority populations in ACT that experience high levels of social and economic disadvantage.
Through Tackling Tobacco, we help organisations address smoking and support people who access their services and their staff to quit. This program aims to facilitate organisational change to allow these practices to be sustainable and ongoing after the program completion.
While smoking rates have declined to 14.8% in the general population, the proportion of people who smoke in priority populations is significantly higher. Priority populations with high smoking rates include:
- People with low income or who are currently unemployed
- People experiencing homelessness
- People living with mental illness
- People in contact with the criminal justice system
- People with substance use disorders
- Aboriginal people
- people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or queer
- people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
This program, originally developed by Cancer Council NSW, has led to the engagement of over 220 NSW community services in the non-government, not for profit sector to achieve best practice tobacco policies and practices that support staff and people who access their services to quit. Some of these organisations include Mission Australia, Neami National, Salvation Army and Life Without Barriers.
Cancer Council ACT has taken on the Tackling Tobacco program to offer it to community services in the ACT. If you would like to know more about the Tackling Tobacco program or wish to register an EOI, please fill out the form below.
Additionally, if you are an Organisation currently registered in the Tackling Tobacco Program and looking for resources, please visit https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/cancer-prevention/smoking/tackling-tobacco/resources/ or send us an email at email@example.com
Tackling Tobacco EOI Form