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Tackling Tobacco Program

Tackling Tobacco is a step-by-step program that aims to reduce smoking related harm amongst priority populations in South Australia that experience high levels of social and economic disadvantage.

Through Tackling Tobacco, we help organisations address smoking and support their clients and staff to quit smoking.

Tackling Tobacco – why priority populations?

While smoking rates have declined to 12.1 per cent in South Australia, the proportion of people who smoke in priority populations is significantly higher. Priority populations with high smoking rates include:

  • People with low income or who are currently unemployed
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • People living with mental illness
  • People in contact with the criminal justice system
  • People with substance use disorders
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People who identify as LQBTIQ+
  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Tackling Tobacco – why your organisation?

There are many reasons to tackle tobacco within your organisation and help people quit smoking. Addressing smoking provides real benefits to staff and people who access services.

Additionally, community services are well placed to address tobacco and provide support on how to quit smoking because:

  • You have existing connections with priority populations within South Australia
  • Are familiar and skilled in promoting positive behavioural change with people who access your service
  • Have a commitment to the values of social justice, fairness and equity
  • Have a commitment to improving the wellbeing and opportunities of people who access your service
  • We’re with you every step of the way.

Expression of Interest

Grants up to $5,000* are available for Community Service Organisations to participate in the Tackling Tobacco program. The Tackling Tobacco grants are provided to support the program’s aims and could include a supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Tackling Smoking Resources or Data Collection Tools.

For more information, please contact

*The grant amount may be dependent on the number of organisations applying and available funds each financial year to undertake the project.

Contact us:

Call 08 8291 4111 to speak to our team or email us your questions.

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This page was last reviewed in October 2022.