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”
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.
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”
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, 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”
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 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”