Around the world last month, activities for World No Tobacco Day 2019 put the spotlight on “tobacco and lung health”, aiming to increase awareness of tobacco’s impact on people’s lung health and the fundamental role lungs play for the health and well-being of all people.
The campaign also served as a call to action, advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption and engaging stakeholders across multiple sectors in the fight for tobacco control.
In Australia, the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (AH&MRC) sponsored an innovative Twitter Festival, hosted by Croakey Professional Services, to profile the work being done by Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in tobacco control.
Please download this report summarising the discussions, which were moderated by Amy McQuire, Dr Tim Senior and Hayley McQuire.
The event trended nationally on Twitter by 9.30am and generated sustained engagement throughout the day, with hundreds of participants. It provided a platform for amplifying the collective voices of ACCHS, and sharing their innovative work across NSW.
The report can also be downloaded from Croakey Publications.