Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Up in smoke

Most people are aware of the detrimental effects that smoking can have on the health and well-being of an individual, but did you know that tobacco smoking is a particularly important issue for Australia’s Indigenous community?

To find out more check out Tobacco Smoking in the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Population 2004-05 (cat. no 4724.0.55.002). This flyer is an excellent resource for those wanting to know more about the prevalence of tobacco smoking amongst Indigenous Australian adults aged 18 years and over, and is an excellent way of finding out how this group are fairing in relation to the non-Indigenous population.

The flyer also includes some useful information on other risk factors associated with tobacco smoking including risky drinking and poor diet.

This is a quick and easy read packed full of information.

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