The gap in tobacco use between remote Indigenous Australian communities and the Australian population can be closed

Clough, A. R., Robertson, J. A., and MacLaren, D. J. (2009) The gap in tobacco use between remote Indigenous Australian communities and the Australian population can be closed. Tobacco Control, 18 (4). pp. 335-336.

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Abstract

The Australian Prime Minister’s historic apology to the “stolen generations” in February 2008 included commitments to close the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians “within a generation”. In a subsequent speech, the Health Minister reasoned: “Indigenous Australians need to play their part too” and “it is ultimately up to individuals to modify their behaviour to reduce their exposure to illness”.1 Preliminary results of a survey of tobacco use in remote communities indicate that the majority of Indigenous smokers want to quit but adequate support has not been available.

Item ID: 9535
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1468-3318
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 02:39
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 25%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920414 Substance Abuse @ 25%
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