The Deadly Choices Tobacco Education Program explores the historical journey of tobacco use, its acceptance, and its impacts on community.
It is a health education and capacity development program that gives participants an understanding of the long association with tobacco Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have had, which helps them to gain insights into the current use and acceptance of tobacco in community.
The one-term, six session program is delivered in a flexible manner to suit school and community environments and timetables, and addresses healthy lifestyle topics such as
- Impacts of smoking
- Chemicals and addiction
- Quit supports and resources
- Passive smoking, and
- Deadly Places, Smoke-Free Spaces.
The program also involves a 715 health check and developing links with local Aboriginal Medical Services or health centres.
Deadly Choices has also received international recognition for its highly successful smoking cessation programs. In May 2021, IUIH was awarded a World No Tobacco Day award from the World Health Organization (WHO). This award recognises outstanding contribution to the advancement of the policies and measures contained in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and its guidelines, particularly concerning the theme of World No Tobacco Day.
Students are incentivised to complete the Tobacco Education Program, with Deadly Choices merchandise. The criteria for receiving incentives include: full attendance at the program, good behaviour, and school attendance.
Want the Tobacco Education Program in your school or community?
For more information or to enquire about running the Tobacco Education Program in your area email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 3828 3600 and ask to speak about getting the Deadly Choices Tobacco Education program in your school.