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Bubup (baby) is breathing the same air as you, give them the best

Tips to keep your bubup from taking up smoking

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 to…

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 statusyour opinion on tobacco exposuresmoking 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 Please note: To qualify for…

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 quickest…

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 available…

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’s…

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 their…

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. “I…

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 and…


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