Tobacco Control and Smoking Cessation

What can your service do to reduce smoking related harms?

Smoking rates in particular groups experiencing social disadvantage across the Frankston Mornington Peninsula are up to five times higher than the population average.

The Prevention and Better Health Alliance recongises 'smoking care' as an effective strategy that has been shown to support smokers in stopping or reducing their rate of smoking.

Health, community and social services across the Frankston Mornington Peninsula can help with this, for both clients and staff, by providing simple smoking care.

 

You can get started with this by participating in our 'Smoke Free' workshops, joining with other services from across Frankston Mornington Peninsula in a network to 'go smoke free'.

The Smoke Free Network will utilise an action oriented, collaborative, continuous improvement approach to implement Quit Victoria's 'Creating Smokefree Environments' guidelines designed specifically for health, community and social services to integrate tobacco control policies and practices into the service setting.

The first workshop will be held on 10 March from 9:30am-12:30pm at ‘The Corner’: Mornington Peninsula Youth Services (91 Wilsons Road, Mornington). Subsequent workshops will be held throughout 2016-dates and times TBC. It will be led by the PCP with support from Peninsula Health.

If you are interested in participating in these workshops or have any questions, please contact Rodney Mackintosh, Executive Officer at Frankston Mornington Peninsula Primary Care Partnership on 9788 1543 or email rmackintosh@phcn.vic.gov.au