QUITTING:“Each year around 1140 South Australians die of smoking-related causes including cancer, heart disease and respiratory conditions.” Ms Vlahmos said.The State Government today has announced a new strategy that aims to cut smoking rates from a third, to eight per cent by 2020.
Substance Abuse Minister Leesa Vlahos will officially launch the South Australian Tobacco Control Strategy 2017-2020 today, World No Tobacco Day.
“On World No Tobacco Day we can reflect on the significant work done over the past years in reducing smoking rates,” Ms Vlahos said.
“Each year around 1140 South Australians die of smoking-related causes including cancer, heart disease and respiratory conditions.”
The strategy includes the continuation of successful mass media campaigns tat also target high-risk groups, as well as an innovative new Quitline service.
“Our new strategy combines successful strategies used in the past with new innovative technologies that ensure South Australians who smoke are given every opportunity to quit,” MsVlahos said.
The Quitline website is set to feature a new Webchat service providing easy access to those interested in quitting smoking, or in need of motivation and inspiration.
“Calling Quitline is one for the best things people can do if they want support with quitting smoking,” said Lincoln Size,Chief Executive forCancer Council SA.
“Smoking is becoming an increasingly expensive habit,but a greater price to pay is that tobacco products will kill two in three in long term users.”
in 2014, the daily smoking rate for South Australia was 12.8 per cent.
For more information about quitting smoking call Quitline on 137 848 or visit 苏州美甲美睫培训学校cancersa.org419论坛/quitline
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