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National Tobacco Strategy

Summary of the National Tobacco Strategy
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Julie Cochrane

on 26 March 2011

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Transcript of National Tobacco Strategy

National Tobacco Strategy 2004-2009 Goals Objectives to significantly improve health and reduce the social costs caused by, and the inequity exacerbated by, tobacco in all its forms. to prevent uptake of smoking
to encourage and assist as many smokers as possible to quit as soon as possible
to eliminate harmful exposure to tobacco smoke among non-smokers
to reduce harm associated with continuing use of and dependence on tobacco and nicotine Approaches further use regulation to reduce the use of, exposure to, and harm associated with tobacco
increase promotion of Quit and Smokefree messages
improve the quality of, and access to, services and treatment for smokers
provide more useful support to parents, carers and educators helping children to develop a healthy lifestyle
endorse policies that prevent social alienation associated with uptake of high risk behaviours such as smoking
advocate policies that reduce smoking as a means of addressing disadvantage
tailor messages and services to ensure access by disadvantaged groups
obtain the information we need to fine-tune our policies and programs. Disadvantaged
Groups Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
people with a severe and disabling mental illness
parents and carers in disadvantaged areas
smokers in rural and remote regions
people from certain cultural backgrounds Ottawa Charter Developing Personal Skills Packaging Regulations require each product to have images, warnings and information to assist smokers to make the decision to quit. Quit programs provide access to education and support School education programs focus on assertiveness and academic success as well as negative attitudes toward smoking Training G.P's to promote cessation services Creating Supportive Environments Smoke free zones Availability of nicotine patches Powerful ant-smoking attitudes within many communities Anxiety reduction strategies to reduce smoking due to stress Employment Training to avoid smoking linked to boredom associated with unemployment Strengthening Community Action Local Education programs such as
peer support
mentoring
self-esteem workshops Community carers communicate strong anti-smoking messages Reorienting Health Services Private Health Insurance Rebates for smoking cessation courses Lifescripts to help G.P's introduce lifestyle change Highly visible information about smoking cessation programs Building Healthy Public Policy Taxation on tobacco products Laws preventing smoking in public places Regulations on sales, promotion, packaging and marketing of tobacco products Compulsory Drug Education in schools Partnerships Government
Cancer Council
National Drug Strategy
Community Groups
Department of Education and Training
Media
Sporting Groups
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