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It is well known that the health of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is considerably poorer than that of their non-Indigenous counterparts. Strategies, policies, programs and funding over many years have been targeted toward improving the health of Indigenous Australians and closing the...
The number of smoking-related deaths among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians is predicted to continue to increase, and to peak over the next decade, resulting in thousands of premature deaths.
An estimated 35 000 fewer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults smoked every day in 2014–15 compared with if daily smoking remained at 2004–05 prevalence. This substantial reduction will lead to thousands of lives saved.