Territorians health a priority as new tobacco action plan launched on World No-Tobacco Day

The Territory Government has released its plan to improve the health of all Territorians by reducing the harm caused by tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke, and to prevent uptake by young people.

The release of the Northern Territory Tobacco Action Plan 2019-2023 coincides with World No-Tobacco Day.

Key target groups are pregnant women and their families, children and young people, people with mental illness and people released from NT Prisons.

The Northern Territory Tobacco Action Plan 2019-2023 was developed by the NT Tobacco Control Action Committee (NTTCAC) comprising the Heart Foundation, Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT, Good Health Alliance, Local Government Association, Remote AOD Workforce and the NT Departments of Health, Education, and Attorney Generals & Justice Corrections with Menzies School of Health Tobacco Control Research Program.

The NTTCAC will oversee the implementation of the Plan.

Key focus areas are:

  • media campaigns to de-normalise smoking and promote positive role models,
  • increasing smoke free spaces in homes, workplaces and public settings,
  • and helping to sustain quit attempts and prevent relapse.

Source: NT Government