Tobacco consumption is a major contributor to the poor health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with estimates that it accounts for 17% of the life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other Australians. With 47% of adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people smoking, it is way above the 17% rate for the wider Australian adult population.
- Starting to smoke: Experiences of Indigenous youth
- Monitoring and evaluating Aboriginal tobacco control
- Differential impact of Australian tobacco management policies for Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations – Is research evidence informing Indigenous smoking policy?
- Exploring resilience and coping in relation to smoking within 'at risk' populations
- CEITC and CRCAH Indigenous Tobacco Control Researcher's Roundtable
- Johnston, V., Thomas, D., Westphal & Earnshaw, C. 2013, Starting to Smoke: Experiences of Indigenous Youth, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne.
- David Thomas 2012, 'Changes in Smoking Intensity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, 1994–2008', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 197, issue 9, pp. 503–06
- David Thomas, Vanessa Johnston & Joseph Fitz 2008, Lessons for Aboriginal Tobacco Control by the Northern Territory Department of Health and Families: An Evaluation of the Tobacco Project, CRCAH, Darwin
- R. Ivers, A. Castro, D. Parfitt, R. Bailie, P. d'Abbs & R. Richmond 2005, The Tobacco Project, CRCAH, Darwin
- R. Ivers 2001, Indigenous Australians and Tobacco: A literature review, CRCATH, Darwin
- Aboriginal smoking rates down but Govt target a tough ask, Wangka Pulka, April 2012
- Wholesale data new focus of NT tobacco research, Wangka Pulka, December 2011
- Research suggests Aboriginal people not such heavy smokers, Wangka Pulka, August 2010
Burden of Disease | Cancer | Dental Health | Heart Health | Substance Use | Youth
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