Resources and Research
Make Smoking History Campaign
Make Smoking History aims to reduce the prevalence of smoking among adults in WA. An important part of the campaign is making sure smokers know they can get the information and support they require. To learn more, visit Make Smoking History.
Heart Health and Smoking
The Heart Foundation recognises the dangers that tobacco smoke poses for heart health and would like to see fewer Australians smoking or exposed to tobacco smoke. Smoking is one of the biggest killers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and is the single most important risk factor for heart disease.
Their website provides a number of resources, information and assistance for Australians. To learn more, visit Heart Foundation.
Cancer and Smoking
The Cancer Council notes that: “tobacco smoking is the largest preventable cause of cancer, responsible for more cancer deaths in Australia than any other single factor. It is also directly responsible for many heart and lung diseases. Smoking affects the smoker, as well as those around them.”
Visit their website to learn more.
Mental Health and Smoking
Smoking and People Experiencing Mental Health: Busting the Myths is a resource developed by ACOSH (the Australian Council of Smoking and Health) that details the myths surrounding people experiencing a mental illness and smoking.
Research and Statistics
- National Drug Strategy Household Survey Detailed Report 2013 (Australia Institute of Health and Welfare)
- National Tobacco Strategy 2012-2018, Commonwealth of Australia Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs
- WA Health Promotion Strategic Framework 2012-2016, Government of Western Australia, Department of Health