Smoking is responsible for one in five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths and is the most preventable cause of poor health and early death among Indigenous people.


Nationally the Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program aims to improve life expectancy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by reducing tobacco use.

Winnunga’s TIS health promotion program delivers a range of activities including information sessions and stalls at events, schools and workplaces to provide education and information on smoking harms. Smoking cessation support is referred to Winnunga’s ‘No More Boondah’ quit smoking program and the Aboriginal quitline. TIS has a range of free promo gear, displays and models targeting smoking in pregnancy, avoiding uptake of smoking especially youth, the dangers of second hand smoke and keeping cars and homes smoke free.

Winnunga’s TIS team cover the ACT/Canberra area.

Winnunga AHCS has a smoke free policy which states that smoking is prohibited on all grounds surrounding Winnunga AHCS’s main building, car park and art room.

If you would like information about Winnunga’s ‘No More Boondah’ quit smoking program, call the Winnunga Social Health Team on 02 6284 6222.

If you would like to enquire about our Tackling Indigenous Smoking Team attending your event, workplace or school please call us on 02 6284 6222 and ask for TIS Coordinator.

Be sure to visit our Facebook page ‘Tackling Indigenous Smoking’ for the latest updates!