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.
Reducing tobacco related harm is among the FOUR focus areas identified in the latest Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2019-2023, together with climate change, healthy eating and active living.
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.