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 of 4 (73%) of young people aged 12 to 17 years have never tried a smoke.
Plus, if you make it through your teenage years without becoming a smoker, the chances are you’ll never become one.
Drop some knowledge on your friends.