Letter to the Editor: Help us tackle tobacco

Dear Editor,

Rates of daily smoking are more than double among adults living in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas compared to those in advantaged areas – putting those people’s health and lives at risk

On behalf of Cancer Council Queensland, I encourage social and community service organisations to help us to stamp out smoking by joining our Tackling Tobacco Queensland program.

Our Tackling Tobacco program works by helping community service organisations who work with disadvantaged communities to address smoking amongst clients through training, resources and networking opportunities

Organisations that service disadvantaged populations are perfectly placed to create positive change as they have existing connections with these populations and are committed to improving their wellbeing.

Smoking damages people’s health, increases their financial stress and erodes their quality of life.

Everyone deserves to live smoke free and have more money in their pocket, so if you would like to find out more about Tackling Tobacco Queensland, and help increase the impact of the program, please visit http://bit.ly/tacklingtobaccoqld.

Queenslanders ready to quit smoking should contact Quitline 13 QUIT (13 7848) or speak to a health professional.

Ms Chris McMillan
CEO, Cancer Council Queensland


More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available via www.cancerqld.org.au or 13 11 20.