Health Ministers are pleased to announce new appointments and reappointments of Chairs, practitioner members and community members to fill vacancies arising across nine National Boards regulating health professions under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).
Health Ministers from all Australian governments met on 1 September 2023 to discuss a range of important issues for Australia’s healthcare system. These include workforce and regulatory reforms to cosmetic surgery, medical college accreditation of specialist training sites, responses to allegations.
Current vaping and smoking in the Australian population aged 14 years or older – February 2018 to September 2022
This report presents collected data on current vaping and smoking trends in the Australian population aged 14 years or older, from February 2018 to September 2022.
Current vaping and smoking in the Australian population aged 14 years or older – February 2018 to March 2023
This report presents collected data on current vaping and smoking trends in the Australian population aged 14 years or older, from February 2018 to March 2023.
This Budget 2023–24 fact sheet outlines measures to reduce smoking and vaping rates through stronger legislation, enforcement, education and support.
Strategy or framework
A strategy to improve the health of all Australians by reducing the prevalence of tobacco use and its associated health, social, environmental and economic costs, and the inequalities it causes.
Improving communication, coordination and collaboration amongst alcohol and other drug treatment funders
This document looks at the improvements to the National Framework for Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Treatment. It looks at improving processes for communication, coordination, and collaboration (CCC) between and amongst alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment funders.
Quitting smoking is different for everyone and some people need medicines to help them along the way. Watch this video on Nicotine Replacement Therapy for more information.
Theodore gave up smoking because he didn’t want his brothers to think smoking was normal.
John-Henry smoked five to six cigarettes a day and that was enough to make him less healthy. He gave up for a strong and healthy life.
Britney started smoking at 14. After a health scare she knew she had to give up smoking.
Karlie’s an Aboriginal educator and a role model to young Aboriginal children. This gave her the strength to give up smoking for good.
When you smoke, do you really know what it’s doing to you? Do you know how much damage smoking is doing to your whole body? Watch this motion graphic on the impacts of smoking for more information.
Many of Ted's work mates smoke, but he's given up. It can be hard for Ted, but he has support from the Aboriginal Quitline and My QuitBuddy app to help him stay smoke free.
Kerry’s grandchildren told her they didn’t want her to die from smoking. She’s proud she gave up smoking.
Nicole started smoking because she thought it was cool. Now she has a family, she has quit to be there for her kids.
Sam’s decision to quit helped inspire his dad, a long time smoker, to quit too. They did it for their health and their families.
App or tool
My QuitBuddy is an app that helps you get, and stay, smoke-free. It provides helpful tips and distractions to overcome cravings, tracking systems to chart your progress and the facts to help you understand the impact smoking has on your health.
Danielle gave up smoking for her children. She’s proud of her achievement of giving up smoking.
Professor Michael Kidd, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, discusses making healthy choices, and the small steps we can take every day to enjoy a healthy life.
If you think smoking is just a bad habit. You’re wrong. Smoking is addictive and once it gets a grip on you, it’s difficult to quit. Watch this video on smoking and addiction for more information.
Josh’s decision to quit smoking had a lot to do with becoming a dad. He wants to be a good role model for his children.
Eliza’s willpower, determination and good support from friends and family helped her quit smoking.
When Joel quit smoking, he changed his lifestyle to make it as stress-free as possible.
Kathleen smoked for 12 years but gave up as soon as she found out she was pregnant. She didn’t want her baby to be harmed by the toxic chemicals in cigarettes.
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