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Sorry Day 2013 in the words of Blakboi

Yo people – how is ur day going? I’m feeling so good today. I have just been visiting Ulladulla. For those of you that dont know where that is – good! It’s a quiet place and that’s the way the locals like it. I was surfing this morning at one of my favourite spots and […]

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Hangin’ in Newy

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 […]

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It’s all about the music

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 […]


Blakboi’s story…

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 […]

Gamilaroi man and hip hop artist, Blakboi, is our guest blogger for May 2013.

On tour with Blakboi

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 […]


Be our next guest blogger

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 […]


Quit champion, Luke!

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 […]


Luke Day 20 Last day

Yaama dhiiyaan, Today is the last day of my quit journey with No Smokes But definitely NOT the last day of my Quit journey!! Thanks for letting me share the last couple of weeks with you all. Thank you for your support, encouragement and tips! Good luck to those of you who are trying to […]

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Luke Day 17 Tips for staying quit

Hanging around smokers tonight… I thought this would be much harder than it is, but I have a little trick. I go out when they are already a minute or so in and the smell is at its worst. I noticed that when I watched someone light up it made me think I wanted one, […]

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Luke Day 13

Day 13… but it was not as scary as it sounds. I’ve thought of myself as a smoker for so long that it had become a part of my identity… A part of my rebellious streak perhaps. But I am starting to realise that giving money to corporations I do not support to continue making […]


Luke Day 12 Staying strong

2 days to go and it’ll be two weeks without a smoke!! Starting to think I might actually make it through the other side I spoke to a friend today who told me that they once quit for 5 years and then started up again for no real reason whatsoever… which was a pretty sobering […]


Luke Day 11 Smells

A bit over a week without smoking and I can finally smell things again, which is great!! Which is NOT to say that everything smells great… I can smell a smoker at 20 paces now and am pretty disgusted to think that I smelled like that for the majority of the past 2 decades. Also, […]


Luke Day 7 Benefits of quitting

We know that ‘every smoke is doing you damage’, but did you know as soon as you stop smoking, your body starts healing? In 20 minutes your blood pressure and heart rate drop. After 8 hours there’s more oxygen in your blood so it flows better. Your breath won’t stink anymore. In 5 days almost […]