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Smoke Free

Health promotion action to prevent smoking related-harm in our community

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Smoke Free

 

Tobacco smoking is the most preventable cause of illness and death in Australia.

Two in three long term smokers will die from a disease caused by their smoking

The WSLHD Tobacco Control program works to improve the health of the people in Western Sydney by reducing the community’s exposure to all forms of tobacco. This includes tobacco from smoking cigarettes, waterpipe smoking, chewable forms of tobacco and other products containing nicotine.

Our staff work on a range of tobacco control strategies that aim to:

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  1. Promote the benefits of never taking up smoking.
  2. Create smoke-free environments to prevent exposure to harmful second-hand smoke.
  3. Support people to quit smoking.
  4. Improve the ability of health professionals and organisations to work on tobacco control.
 

Are you looking for information and support about quitting smoking?

See the NSW Health and NSW Cancer Institute website to:

  • Calculate how much money you could save by quitting smoking
  • Read and share stories with the iCanQuit Community
  • Learn about quitting methods
  • Make contact with quit smoking experts at the Quitline

Quit smoking support services in western Sydney

Mount Druitt Community Health Centre

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T: (02) 9881 1200

 

Marrin Weejali Aboriginal Corporation

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T: (02) 9628 3031

 

Your local General Practice or Pharmacy

Want to know more about the places protected from smoking by NSW legislation?

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In NSW, there are many smoke-free public spaces. They protect the community from exposure to harmful secondhand smoke. These places include:

  • Playgrounds
  • Dining – indoor and outdoor
  • Entries and exits to public buildings
  • Public transport
  • Sporting events

See the NSW Health website for more details about where people cannot smoke http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/tobacco/Pages/smoke-free-laws.aspx.

 

Downloads

Smoking Cessation Factsheets

Inpatient Smoking Information

If you are a patient planning an admission to a WSLHD hospital, this brochure will explain the smoke-free policy in place at all NSW Health facilities and strategies for smokers to manage a hospital visit.

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Many people in our community can contribute to reducing the harms of smoking in western Sydney.

The WSLHD Tobacco Control team can support health professionals, organisations and community groups with a wide range of strategies to create smoke-free environments or improve smoking cessation services. If you would like more information about improving tobacco control in your community, please contact the WSLHD Centre for Population Health.




Population Health Services

 

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Gungurra, Building 68, Cumberland Hospital Campus Fleet Street, North Parramatta New South Wales

 
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T: (02) 9840 3603
F: (02) 9840 3608

 
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Locked Bag 7118,  Parramatta BC 2124

 
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WSLHD-CentreForPopulation
Health@health.nsw.gov.au

 

Hours of Service: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm