What is Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS)?
Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) is a health promotion program that provides information and education to communities through stalls at events, information sessions at schools, workplaces and institutions. Smoking is the most preventable cause of ill health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and our TIS program aims to reduce this for our communities. We aim to ensure that those wanting quit advice and assistance are well supported on their journey.
Smoking increases the risk of a wide range of health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, renal disease, eye disease and respiratory conditions such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis. Smoking rates of Indigenous people are significantly higher than non-Indigenous people and health outcomes are poorer. Approximately 44% of Indigenous people smoke.
how can we help?
Services provided through the program include:
- Education and support
- Health promotion
- Brief intervention
- Quit support groups
- Referrals to GP to access NRT
- Information and resources
- Links and referral to other service providers
Our team work from Gerroa all the way down to the Victorian boarder, servicing the Shoalhaven region, Jerrinja, Wreck Bay Batemans Bay, Mogo, Moruya, Bodalla, Narooma, Wallaga Lake, Bega and Eden. Our (TIS) Support Group supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who wish to cut down on smoking or to quit smoking. There are Quit Support groups available in all our service regions.
Our Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) team has put together a wide range of resources that are designed to provide you with information and tools that can support you on your quit journey. Click on the images below to check out what we have available.
Smokefree.gov is intended to help you or someone you care about quit smoking. Different people need different resources as they try to quit smoking cigarettes. The information and professional assistance available on this website can help to support both your immediate and long-term needs as you become, and remain, a non-smoker.
iCanQuit has been developed by the Cancer Institute NSW in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders and users. It offers a helpful online resource for smokers who are about to quit smoking, are attempting to quit smoking or need some extra motivation to stay quit for good.
No Smokes is about changing that. No Smokes is an innovative anti-smoking initiative that uses videos, animations, music, games and other fun stuff to help young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders quit smoking. Youth friendly anti-smoking tools feature Aboriginal faces and speak to young Aboriginal audiences.
My QuitBuddy is an app personalised to help you quit smoking, on your terms. My QuitBuddy is available free for download.