SunCable BRFL and Katherine West Health Board partner on Tackling Indigenous Smoking

SunCable BRFL and Katherine West Health Board partner on Tackling Indigenous Smoking

This Friday and Saturday, the SunCable BRFL Competition, in collaboration with the Big Rivers Tackling Indigenous Smoking program, is set to take a bold stance against Indigenous smoking. This dedicated round underscores a shared commitment to raising awareness and fostering community dialogue on the crucial responsibility we all bear in promoting healthier lifestyles.

At the forefront of this initiative is the Katherine West Health Board, renowned for its leadership in delivering the Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Regional Tobacco Control Grant. Teaming up with the Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service, Sunrise Health Service, and the Northern Territory Government, the Big Rivers Tackling Indigenous Smoking program is dedicated to reducing smoking rates among First Nations populations. Through targeted efforts, including prevention strategies and smoking cessation support, this partnership aims to drive positive change across the Big Rivers region.

Coinciding with World No Tobacco Day on Friday, May 31st, the SunCable BRFL Competition amplifies the message of the benefits of living smoke-free. Attendees are encouraged to visit the information stall, where they can access resources on the benefits of being smoke-free, where to seek quit smoking support, and community event support.

This collaborative effort extends beyond the field, all AFLNT hosted events at the Katherine Showgrounds will transition to smoke and vape-free events. The introduction of designated areas for smoking and vaping, will allow for patrons to enjoy a healthier environment while supporting responsible tobacco use.

Join SunCable BRFL and the Big River Tackling Indigenous Smoking program in their mission to combat Indigenous smoking and create a healthier, smoke-free environment for all.

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