Now that contracts are in place for the 2023-2026 funding period, I thought we should reflect on the value of population health promotion and its role in the fight against the harm caused by the tobacco Industry. In this research roundup, I share insights from the latest World Health Organization (WHO) report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2023 along with some recent examples of successful […]
Most people are aware of the harms of second- and third-hand smoke from tobacco (‘passive smoking’), but what do we know about passive vaping? This month I decided to see what the evidence says. Click on the thumbnail to read the summaries of four recent research papers that shed light on this topic, including: Passive exposure of non-smokers to e-cigarette aerosols: Sensory irritation, timing and […]
Update Tuesday 24 October: This competition has now closed. The major prize winner is Teyahnee K from Queensland. Congratulations Teyahnee! Love to create art? Enter this competition to be in the running to win a great prize! The Tackling Indigenous Smoking art competition is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 12 and under. Create a design on the topic ‘Why life […]
Welcome to the latest Tobacco Control News – Research Roundup, presented by Connie the Clever Cockie. This month, Connie has put together a summary of three new pieces of evidence covering factors that protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth from starting smoking, as well as those factors that increase the risk of taking up smoking; the implementation, impact and acceptability of the Quit […]
The Department of Health and Aged Care has updated the TIS Interactive Map to reflect the newly announced lead organisations for the Indigenous Regions (IREGs) from 1 July 2023. To view the IREGs and the lead TIS organisations: Go to the TIS Interactive Map page of the TIS website Click on the ‘Layers list’ tool in the top left-hand corner. Scroll down the layers list […]
Welcome to the latest Tobacco Control News – Research Roundup, presented by Connie the Clever Cockie. You have probably heard the recent news from overseas that the UK Government is launching a program to encourage people who smoke to switch to vaping. Under the ‘Swap to Stop’ scheme one million people who smoke in England will be given a free vaping starter kit. This is […]
Welcome to the latest Tobacco Control News – Research Roundup on vaping prevalence rates, presented by Connie the Clever Cockie. You might not have seen me at the National TIS Workers Workshop last week, but I was listening carefully to what you all had to say, especially around the topic of vaping (e-cigarette use). It was fantastic to hear about all the amazing work you […]
Welcome to the latest Tobacco Control News – Research Roundup, presented by Connie the Clever Cockie. This month, Connie has put together a summary of the latest evidence on using social media to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing. Click on the thumbnail to read the summaries of five papers, including: Mature aged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults are using digital […]
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