Tobacco Cessation Services
Smoking is responsible for one in five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths and is the most preventable cause of poor health and early death among Indigenous people. Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service is committed to delivering healthy messages, programs and activities that support and encourage our community to make better lifestyle choices. Through education and information we can help to ensure our mob are aware of the risk factors that contribute to chronic disease with a particular focus on smoking, being active and eating healthy.
Winnunga’s Tobacco/Healthy Lifestyle Workers offer health information sessions and stalls at events, schools and workplaces as well as referrals into our No More Boondah (link to be inserted here soon) quit smoking program. Onsite at Winnunga we offer access to a range of programs including healthy cooking and sporting/exercise groups.
Winnunga has a smoke free policy which states that smoking is prohibited on all grounds surrounding Winnunga’s main building, car park and art room.
If you would like to enquire about our team attending your event, workplace or school please call us on 02 6284 6222 and ask for Chanel Webb, Tobacco Action Worker or Ian Bateman, Healthy Lifestyle Worker.
If you would like information about Winnunga’s ‘No More Boondah’ quit smoking program click here (link to be inserted here soon) or call Perri Chapman, Tobacco Action Worker, on 02 6284 6222.
Be sure to visit our face book page ‘tackling Indigenous smoking & promoting healthy lifestyles’ (link to be inserted soon) for the latest updates on smoking and living healthy!