South Metropolitan Well being Service and Most cancers Council WA have delivered an progressive discussion board for native governments to deal with vaping and smoking in Perth’s south.
Representatives from native governments within the south metropolitan space and past got here collectively in Kwinana on Thursday to debate the well being and environmental associated hurt brought on by tobacco use and the comparatively new vaping epidemic.
Most cancers Council WA Make Smoking Historical past Supervisor Libby Jardine stated the Creating Smoke and Vape Free Communities Discussion board was a possibility to current their new digital marketing campaign, Clear the Air.
“Earlier this 12 months, Most cancers Council WA acquired $375,000 from Healthway to develop the primary WA-made youth vaping prevention marketing campaign to lift consciousness about vaping harms, assist stop uptake amongst these inclined to vaping, and encourage cessation amongst individuals already vaping commonly,” Ms Jardine stated.
Round 9.9 per cent of Western Australians nonetheless at the moment smoke.
Vaping has typically been touted as a secure, or safer different to smoking tobacco nevertheless the ever-growing physique of proof suggests vaping is dangerous to an individual’s well being.
Based on Most cancers Council WA, a majority of WA adults assist making all out of doors locations utterly smoke free, and 81 per cent suppose vaping ought to be banned in public locations the place smoking can also be banned.
“Native governments play a significant function in creating supportive smoke and vape free environments that in the end enhance the well being of all individuals in our communities,” South Metropolitan Well being Service (SMHS) Well being Promotion Coordinator Peter Erceg stated.
The occasion was hosted by the Metropolis of Kwinana and organised by SMHS Well being Promotion and Most cancers Council WA.
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