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Community and social services

Why tackle smoking in your client group?

Smoking is one of the major contributors to social disadvantage in Victoria.

Benefits to clients

The benefits of quitting smoking are endless. If you're looking for information to motivate smokers to push through and quit, we have a breadth of resources.

The Tackling Tobacco Program

Tackling Tobacco is a framework developed by Cancer Council NSW that services can implement to create a smokefree culture and reduce smoking rates of clients, staff and community members.

Taking action and providing support

Services are well placed to to assist communities and clients in quitting smoking. Quit can offer a series of suggested actions to begin this process.

The Tackling Tobacco Program: tools and resources

The Tackling Tobacco Program works with health and community services to reduce the physical, financial and social impacts that smoking places on disadvantaged populations.

Training and resources for community and social services

Smoking is one of the major contributors to social disadvantage in Victoria. Compared to the general population, people accessing community and social services are more likely to smoke and find it more difficult to quit. Smoking increases financial stress and influences the cycle of poverty and disadvantage.

How to embed smoking cessation care into your organisation

An organisation-wide approach is needed to embed the Ask, Advise, Help (AAH) smoking cessation brief advice model into routine practice. The AAH model outlines how to deliver best practice smoking cessation care and can apply to all health, social service and community settings.