Thesis / Dissertation

Aboriginal young people staying smoke-free

Christina Lana Heris, Sandra Eades (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Tobacco use is the leading risk factor for poor health outcomes in Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Aboriginal people) are disproportionately affected due to the historical legacies that have embedded social inequities associated with higher smoking prevalence in all population groups. However, smoking prevalence has declined over recent decades for all Australians, including Aboriginal people, although a persisting disparity remains. While encouraging existing smokers to quit is a key part of reducing smoking prevalence overall, as most smoking initiation occurs during adolescence and young adulthood, preventing young people from becoming established, long term smoke..

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