Author: Lisa Lawton

New artwork illustrates the story Nunkuwarrin Yunti and the community share in tackling tobacco

Allan Sumner is a talented South Australian artist. He is a descendant of three Aboriginal peoples being the Ngarrindjeri people from the lower river and lakes of the Murray River along the Coorong, the Adelaide plains Kaurna people and the Yankunytjatjara people from central Australia. The Nunkuwarrin Yunti Tackling Tobacco Team contracted Ochre Dawn who approached Allan to create an artwork to illustrate the story that Nunkuwarrin Yunti and the community share in tackling tobacco. Drawing upon his own experience, 20 years of working in health, tobacco control and on personal health battles “It came to me very easy,...

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How can we support you?

Quitting smoking is one of the best things a person who smokes can do to improve their health and live longer. The Tackling Tobacco team run quit workshops for community members interested in quitting smoking. Workshops explore the harms of smoking, methods for dealing with smoking, craving and triggers, and discuss helpful hints for quitting. Workshops run for 1-2 hours Can be tailored to suit the needs of individuals, groups or workplaces Delivered in a location that is convenient for you Nicotine replacement therapy discussions and trials If you would like our support to quit smoking call Nunkuwarrin Yunti on 8406 1600 or...

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“Think of the benefits after you give up smoking and what you’ve missed out from by smoking”

Elaine Rigney, Ngarrindjeri woman is relieved to be smoke free for 18 months. Elaine had been smoking since she was 21 years old. Now 67 years of age, Elaine knew it was time to make change. Elaine’s doctor encouraged her to quit because she had developed severe asthma through smoking. The prescribed medication for asthma was not working and Elaine found herself coughing constantly at night. After 12 months on the asthma medication Elaine symptoms were getting worse. It was at this point that Elaine decided to quit smoking. Elaine was hesitant about quitting. She had attempted to quit...

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