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NBPU TIS: Update 19

26 August 2016

Tobacco Webinar

Join in on a tobacco webinar co-hosted by the AOD Knowledge Centre
The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) in collaboration with Renee Bittoun, Adjunct Associate Professor from the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney, are hosting a webinar on Tuesday 30 August 2016. The webinar will explore how the Knowledge Centre can help workers, policy makers, researchers, students, or anyone interested in the area of tobacco cessation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The webinar will run for one hour, and highlight areas such as:

  • the Tackling Indigenous Smoking portal
  • the Tobacco section on the Knowledge Centre
  • the Community portal on the Knowledge Centre
  • the Worker's portal on the Knowledge Centre
  • the Preventing Aboriginal maternal smoking in Western Australia portal.
The webinar will be free to attend, and there is no additional software required to join the webinar, other than a stable internet connection.

To attend the webinar, please click on this link prior to it commencing. If you have any queries about the webinar please refer to the contact details below.

Millie Harford-Mills
Research Officer
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
Ph: (08) 9370 6358

Resource Focus

We will start to look at resources available on the TIS portal. Today we are looking at Smoke-free activities
Reducing second-hand smoke is an important aim. This is because second-hand smoke can be very harmful, and can cause health issues that are as severe as the ones experienced by smokers, such as cancer or asthma. The evidence also shows that if smoking is seen as ‘normal’ at a community level, young people are more likely to start smoking, and current smokers will find it harder to quit. Increasing the extent to which a community is smoke-free is associated with less smoking and more success in quitting. Relevant activities include the following:

·  developing smoke-free policies in the workplace
·  supporting smoke-free homes and cars
·  running smoke-free events.

You can find resources for promoting and encouraging the benefits of smoke-free environments here

Welcome Kerry!

Kerry is an Arrernte (Alice Springs) woman living in Adelaide she has a working career of almost 28 years working within the South Australian government with a break in service in the not for profit sector.  She has worked in SA Health, Education, Justice and Social Inclusion, working specifically with an Aboriginal focus in all areas.
Kerry started with the NBPU TIS as Project Officer today and is looking forward to working with all TIS funded Organisations in the Northern Territory and Queensland locations.

Upcoming events for August

NBPU TIS and the team will be in Darwin next week to meet with our Northern Territory grant recipients. The jurisdictional workshops provide an opportunity to bring people together to share their stories, knowledge and experiences around reducing smoking rates.

We look forward to seeing you there!

30 Aug   Tackling Indigenous smoking (TIS) workshop (NT) Darwin, NT  
31 Aug   Quitskills Brief Intervention Training for Tackling Indigenous Smoking (South Australia) Adelaide, South Australia  
31 Aug   No Smokes Flipchart Training Darwin, Northern Territory  

More events visit:

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