National Tobacco Campaign Focus Testing
In late 1998 Quit conducted focus testing in Aboriginal communities around Victoria as part of the National Tobacco Campaign's National Indigenous Tobacco Strategy. The focus testing asked Aboriginal people various questions including their perceptions of smoking in their communities. The testing also endeavoured to gauge the effectiveness of National Tobacco Campaign Advertisements.
The results of this study were published in Australia's National Tobacco Campaign: Evaluation report volume one: Every cigarette is doing you damage. To view the results, refer to Chapter 6 of the Evaluation Report.
Tobacco in Australia Facts & Issues:
A comprehensive online resource
Chapter 8. Tobacco use among Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders
Some of the information in this chapter also appears elsewhere in this book, but because of specific interest in matters relating to tobacco use among Australia's Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders, material on the subject has been collected in one place to aid quick reference. Readers seeking broader discussion should also refer to other chapters.
A note on terminology: it is recognised that the preferred term for Australia's Indigenous peoples is Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders, and where practical, this title has been used throughout this chapter. The term Indigenous is also used throughout, generally with the intention of reducing repetitiveness or aiding concision for the reader, and where it appears, it refers to both population groups
Australian Indigenous Health Info Net
The Health Info Net website has references, details and links to information about tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
National Tobacco Campaign – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy
NACCHO tobacco project
In January 2001 the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation launched their National Aboriginal Tobacco Control Project. The project assessed the level of awareness and knowledge of the effects of active and passive smoking.
The final report of the NACCHO tobacco project - Tobacco Time for Action, is available on the NACCHO website.