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Review of tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Jul 10, 2020

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet have published a “Review of tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”  The review includes an overview of the introduction of tobacco smoking after colonisation along with data on current rates of use. The review highlights differences between urban / regional areas, and remote communities. Urban and regional areas have seen steady reductions in tobacco use, while rates of use in remote communities has declined only marginally. The review also includes an overview of effective approaches to reducing tobacco smoking, with a number of successful programs highlighted, along with the essential characteristics of effective programs.


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