News: Development phase complete and what the future holds!
Dear friends and supporters
We wish to let you know that the development phase of our national anti-tobacco initiative, No Smokes, has come to an end.
Since its inception in 2010, culminating in the launch of the No Smokes website (www.nosmokes.com.au/) on World No Tobacco Day 2012, No Smokes has developed and delivered a suite of interactive and youth-friendly resources to engage and empower young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to quit smoking or make the decision never to start.
We’re proud that our resources have been a hit with young Aboriginal people and have been accessed by thousands of Indigenous youth, teachers and health workers as a means to tackle Indigenous smoking rates.
We’ve been busy consulting with key stakeholders and health colleagues to secure a future for the No Smokes training and are pleased to announce that we are in the final stages of discussion with Cancer Council SA to manage aspects of the training and hope this continues moving forward.
The Communications team at the Menzies School of Health Research will take carriage of the No Smokes website and will continue to keep our Facebook and Twitter friends and followers updated with the latest information about quitting and the health effects of tobacco.
Our resources, including the popular Tobacco Story Flipchart and Tobacco Animation, remain available for FREE download on both the No Smokes website and the Menzies Resource Portal. We encourage the continued promotion and use of these important tools.
Thank you to all our partners and stakeholders for your support and involvement throughout the project – we couldn’t have done it without you!
A special thanks to the Department of Health for providing key funding support as part of its Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyles Initiative.
It has been an honour to work together towards achieving the common goals of reducing smoking rates amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Big thanks from us
The No Smokes team
Read the full letter here: No Smokes letter