The National Tobacco Strategy aims to improve the health of all Australians by reducing the prevalence of tobacco use and its associated health, social, environmental and economic costs, and the inequalities it causes.
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The Prevention Centre has welcomed the release of the National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2030 with 'reduced tobacco use' identified as an immediate priority to boost prevention action in the first years of this Strategy and to impact health outcomes across all stages of life.
Click the link below to view the National Preventive Health Strategy.
Responding to a request from the Victorian Coroner, VNSHS has worked with Eastern Health and other stakeholders to develop guidance information for managing nicotine dependence and withdrawal in emergency care settings.
Quit Centre's campaign - Together we can make a difference - encourages health professionals to provide a simple intervention that can increase the likelihood their patients will succeed at quitting smoking.
Click the link below to view the campaign website.
Quit Victoria, together with the RACGP and other stakeholders, has adopted the three-step AAH brief advice model as part of a strategy to embed smoking cessation support into routine care across the health system.
We all know that tobacco consumption is the single most preventable cause of death and disability in the world. It follows that the role of health services is vital - for providing appropriate care to smokers, for providing safe environments and for being a strong voice for action against tobacco.