Studies shows that children are less likely to smoke if their biggest role models – their parents/carers or close family – don’t smoke. Children are more at risk of smoking if they: experience depression, anxiety or emotional distress, have mental health or behavioural problems have temperaments including poor self-control, rebelliousness, or who are prone toContinue reading “Tips to keep your bubup from taking up smoking”
Author Archives: DDACL TIS Team
Ask a Doctor – How does smoking affect bubup in the womb?
We know that smoking in pregnancy isn’t good but how exactly does it affect our baby in our womb. We asked Dr Hung the Nguyen from Bunurong Health Service to explain what happens.
To order your DDACL Shield our Bubups from Tobacco Reusable Cloth Mask
Please look through this website and complete survey by clicking here The confidential survey has 15 questions that ask about: your smoking status your opinion on tobacco exposure smoking in pregnancy (see page For Mums) about the quit stories on this website (see page Smoke free Sista Girls) ways we can improve this website PleaseContinue reading “To order your DDACL Shield our Bubups from Tobacco Reusable Cloth Mask”
All the FREE stuff you can get to help you quit smoking
We all know how expensive smoking is. If you smoke 20 a day, you spend around $8000 every year on cigarettes! Quitting a habit you have been doing for a while can be challenging. Not to mention how nicotine (the addictive chemical) affects the brain. And obviously quitting smoking cold turkey would be the quickestContinue reading “All the FREE stuff you can get to help you quit smoking”
KMS – the best support for Aboriginal pregnant women and their babies
The Koori Maternity Service (KMS) program provides access to holistic, culturally appropriate care for Aboriginal women and their families during pregnancy and postnatal. The team at DDACL is made up of our 2 Koori Maternity Services Aboriginal Support Workers; Lea and Kelly, who provide their program to the Southern Metropolitan region of Victoria. This deadly program is availableContinue reading “KMS – the best support for Aboriginal pregnant women and their babies”
Aboriginal Quitline, can they help a pregnant mum quit smoking?
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women or a woman with an Aboriginal baby can speak to an Aboriginal Quitline counsellor for free by calling 13 78 48. Aboriginal Quitline counsellors provide confidential, culturally appropriate and safe support. They have the most up-to-date knowledge of quitting smoking in pregnancy and tailor their support for each mother’sContinue reading “Aboriginal Quitline, can they help a pregnant mum quit smoking?”
Sally and her baby’s life changed after she quit tobacco and so can yours
Sally, a proud Gamilaraay (Kamilaroi) woman, quit smoking as soon as she found out she was pregnant. She smoked tobacco for 5 years on and off, since she was a teenager. “My life changed after I quit smoking because my focus changed, my life didn’t revolve around smoking. I didn’t want that for my child,Continue reading “Sally and her baby’s life changed after she quit tobacco and so can yours”
Shield our Bubups from Tobacco
Bubup is the Woi Wurrung word for baby and young children. Woi Wurrung is the language of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. The artwork by Ian Harrison (Gunai Kunai) was commissioned to represent how families feel about the harms tobacco. Ian represented this as a shield to show that Aboriginal families protect theirContinue reading “Shield our Bubups from Tobacco”
Shar quit smoking late in pregnancy and you can too
Shar, a proud Wurundjeri mother of 3 gorgeous boys, shares her quit story. She started smoking around 17 and smoked for 10 years. She tried to quit smoking many times in the past, even out trying Champix and Nicotine patches. She quit smoking cold turkey when she was pregnant with Jonathon, her second son. “IContinue reading “Shar quit smoking late in pregnancy and you can too”
The DDACL Tackling Indigenous Smoking team
The Tackling Indigenous Smoking Team (TIS) has been part of Dandenong and District Aborigines Co-operative Aboriginal health services since 2014. Please visit http://www.ddacl.org.au for more information on all the services at DDACL. We are dedicated to preventing tobacco use in our youth, pregnant mothers and to educate the whole Aboriginal community in the Southern andContinue reading “The DDACL Tackling Indigenous Smoking team”