Tackling Indigenous Smoking

Tackling Indigenous Smoking (known as TIS) is a national program that aims to reduce the high prevalence of smoking, which is one of the most preventable cause of illness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The AHCWA Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Program expands its community engagement, ongoing contribution and support throughout the Perth Metropolitan and outer Western Australian region, to increase awareness on the health impacts of smoking within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. 

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The AHCWA TIS team provides:

  • Educational Sessions: focussing on ‘The Harmful Effects of Tobacco Smoke’; to Youth, Mums and Bubs, Mens and Senior’s groups

  • Community Smoking Cessation Support Groups

  • Quit Smoking Referral Pathways

  • Smoking Cessation Brief Intervention Training: To frontline employees working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients/ or in health related occupation


To help promote the smoke-free message the team at AHCWA have developed the ‘Tomorrows Dream’ brand, with the message: ‘Quit today, for a healthier tomorrow – Promoting Smoke-free Western Australian Aboriginal Communities … Protecting our next Generation.’

The TIS Team continues to work in partnership with many Tobacco Control key stakeholders at a local, state and national level.