Category: Facts

The Tackling Tobacco Team visited the Brady Street Clinic and this is what they had to say!

The Nunkuwarrin Yunti Brady Street Clinic in Elizabeth support healthy smoke free lifestyles. A big thank-you to those who participated. If you need help to quit please drop by the clinic for more information or call 8406 1600. Have you got a short film idea or would you like to star in a film? Contact us on...

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No one smokes anymore! Why smoking is SO last decade.

The fact is, the amount of people who smoke cigarettes in Australia is dropping, including among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We’re seeing the effects of smokes on the people we care about and the messages are getting through about why smoking is bad. Most people who smoke are trying to give up. So join the club and don’t smoke or try quitting! About 93% of young people aged 12 to 17 years are NOT current smokers. The greatest drop in smoking rates for Indigenous people in the last 10 years has been in the 15-25 age group. 3 out...

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4 things you might not know about how smokes affect you right now

Most people know that smokes can be really bad for your health in the long term – causing cancer, disease and harm to every organ system in the body. But did you know that smokes could also cause damage and affect your physical performance right now? 1. Every time you smoke there is less oxygen going into your muscles, lungs and brain. If you’re a smoker competing against a non-smoker on the sports field or in school, the non-smoker has a big advantage 2. Smokes make your reactions slower and your visual judgment poorer. Don’t miss your mark because...

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5 gross facts about smoking… Whale vomit! Seriously?

I hope you’ve had your lunch! ‘Cause here’s some facts about smokes that will really gross you out. 1. The nicotine and tar you breathe in is the same black stuff they cover roads with! But it’s mixed with about 4800 extra chemicals in one normal cigarette, 69 of which are known to cause cancer. 2. Urea is added to cigarettes to enhance the ‘flavour’ – it’s the main component of urine. You smoke wee -flavoured smokes? Eww 3. There’s hydrogen cyanide in cigarette smoke – the same thing as in rat poison. Nasty. 4. Sometimes they add ‘ambergris’ to smokes,...

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