Murri Places, Smoke-free Spaces is an initiative by The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health aimed at reducing the prevalence of tobacco smoking, particularly within health services and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workplaces.
It includes smoke-free policies, smoking cessation and nicotine dependence education and support programs for staff and their families. It also encourages creating and identifying smoke-free spaces – including workplaces, houses and cars to increase health and wellbeing in the community.
Going smoke-free is a Deadly Choice – why?
- Tobacco smoking is the largest single preventable cause of death and disease in Australia
- There are approx. 19,000 smoking related deaths each year
- 47% of Indigenous people smoke compared to 17% of the Australian population
- Smokes cost about $20 per pack, so if you smoke 1 pack of cigarettes a day you’ll spend $7280 per year!
Join the Smoke-Free Team today and get your limited edition jersey
If you have been thinking about giving up the smokes, now is a great time to get support from your local Aboriginal Medical Service.
How to get your limited edition Smoke-Free Team jersey:
- Tell your AMS you are interested in joining the Smoke-Free Team and giving up the smokes
- Attend four (4) Quit appointments
- Take home your limited edition Deadly Choices Smoke-Free Team jersey
Not a smoker? You can still get your jersy by referring a friend or family member. Once they have completed their four (4) Quit appointments, you'll both get a jersey!
Are you interested in finding out more?
Contact your nearest Aboriginal Medical Service and ask about Quit Smoking programs, Nicotine Replacement Therapy and other supports they can offer.