Tobacco Cessation

The Tobacco Team supports VACCHO Member services to develop and implement policies and programs to reduce the burden of smoking-related disease in the Victorian Aboriginal population.

We do this by:

  • Supporting our Members to develop and maintain a smoke-free workplace policy
  • Develop workforce skills in smoking cessation and brief intervention
  • Assist with identifying and translating evidence-based smoking prevention and cessation models with VACCHO Member organisations
  • Advocating for our sector on State and National Tobacco committees
  • Developed culturally appropriate smoking cessation information materials.
  • Facilitating network meetings with the Victorian Aboriginal tobacco workforce and key partners in Government departments and other tobacco cessation organisations.
  • Host and support local tobacco and healthy lifestyle events and activities
  • Build community awareness of healthy, smoke-free homes, particularly for high risk groups such as pregnant women and children.
  • Utilise social marketing and social media to promote smoking cessation messages
  • Supporting monitoring and evaluation of tobacco cessation initiatives.