MYTH: Quitting “cold turkey” is the only way to go. FACT: Cold turkey means you stop smoking overnight without any assistance. It can work for some people, but smokers are more likely to succeed at quitting if they get support. Only 4 people in every 100 that try to quit on their own without support make […]
Blakboi and crew have made it to Sydney! In this video diary, filmed at Cronulla beach, Blakboi talks about performing at The Block in Redfern as part of the No Smokes hip hop night, with Luke Pearson as MC. The video includes footage from the Redfern hip hop night on 16 May. Urban, hip hop and bands from the Bandjalung […]
Here is a link to some awesome photos taken by Aboriginal Australian hip hop at The Block in Redfern at the No Smokes event on 16 May. https://www.facebook.com/NoSmokes.com.au?ref=tn_tnmn#!/media/set/?set=a.639125449450755.1073741827.216588475037790&type=1 Performances by three-piece urban hip hop Supafresh, one-man turntable, guitar and dij, Blakboi.
MYTH: Smoking relaxes me. FACT: Smoking increases your heart rate and pushes up your blood pressure. A study has shown that ex-smokers feel less stress and anxiety than smokers. Although you might feel some stress when you first quit smoking, if you can push through the cravings and stay quit, in the long-run you’ll have […]
In this video diary I talk about my music, family, surf and the other things that influence my life. Our music/culture tour from Lismore to Bells Beach, Victoria, has kicked off and we play at Redfern Community Centre on Thursday 16 May, 4-7pm. https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/512300075500431/
I’m currently in Newcastle at my mum in laws house. Newy (as the locals call it) is a cool place with hip shops to visit, nice buildings and interesting places to see. The coast line is beautiful with great beaches and waves to ride. My mum lives smack bang in the middle of town and it […]
I still surf and play sport but my main passion is MUSIC. I have been singing since I was born. In fact, mum says I was probably harmonising with her from the womb. I’m looking forward to playing at the No Smokes gig in Redfern on 16 May. It’s a free event and EVERYONE is […]
Personal experiences of smoking, quitting and how smoking is affecting communities will play out on social media as part of a road trip for a group of leading Indigenous musicians. Members of the Indigenous health project, No Smokes, will join a crew of Bundjalung musicians from the northern New South Wales coast on a road trip from […]
Hey peoples, this is Tom Avery aka Blakboi and I live on the beautiful NSW North Coast. Lismore is my home on the Bundjalung Nation and I would like to acknowldge the traditional owners of this area and surrounds and also the elders of this land, past, present and future. I have been asked by […]
No Smokes is going on tour with a crew of Bundjalung musicians (north NSW coast) who are driving from Lismore, NSW to Torquay, Victoria, performing shows along the way from 11 – 31 May 2013. Hip hop artist, Blakboi , will be on the tour, and will be uploading video diaries and blogs over the two […]
Are you an Indigenous Australian aged 12 – 25 years? Do you want to try blogging? We’re looking for guest bloggers, and there is some cool stuff in it for you! No Smokes is looking for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to write about the impact that smoking has on them, their friends and […]
MYTH: There are lots of things that can cause lung cancer, so quitting smoking won’t protect me from getting it. FACT: 90% of lung cancers are caused by smoking.
Teacher, Aboriginal education consultant, and social media dude, Luke Pearson, was our first guest blogger in December 2012. Luke is originally from Wagga Wagga, but now lives in Sydney, and had been a smoker for many years when he started blogging for No Smokes as part of a 20 day quit smoking challenge. Luke is still […]
MYTH: Tobacco is a natural plant, so cigarettes can’t be harmful. FACT: Tobacco companies add more than 4,000 chemicals to cigarettes. ONE OF THE CHEMICALS IN CIGARETTES IS FORMALDEHYDE. If you don’t know what formaldehyde is…. it’s used to preserve dead animals, in case you didn’t guess from the photo.
This guy needs hair removal cream… but your lungs don’t! Sodium Hydroxide is a poisonous chemical found in hair removing cream. AND it’s also found in cigarettes. Wanna know what else you’re smoking when you light up? http://nosmokes.com.au/the-facts/what’s-in-a-cigarette/
Covering up the warning label won’t hide the real damage Have you noticed smokers trying to cover up the graphic photo on their cigarette packets? Are you a smoker who does this? Putting a mobile phone on top of the pack, putting stickers over the photo and using liquid paper are some methods that smokers […]