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Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service aims to continue quit smoking program

Date posted: 2 June 2016

Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service (PLAHS) aims continue helping Aboriginal people to quit smoking, with a pledge to also help South Australia meet its quit target. This comes as the state government announced, on World No Tobacco Day, that it would aim to further reduce smoking rates from twelve per cent to eight per cent by 2020.

The health service has been active in Port Lincoln through its Puyu Wanti program, which has helped people through educational initiatives and the provision of resources, including nicotine patches.

PLAHS tobacco coordinator, Warren Clements, said that the service has told the stories of those who have quit, with thirty Aboriginal people giving up tobacco in the last four years.

'People are becoming more and more aware of the resources and the dangers of smoking,' he said.

Source: Port Lincoln Times

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