Technical Paper 2:
Tobacco Control in Australia: making smoking history
Several groups in Australia have needs that are unlikely to be adequately met by mainstream services. Special challenges need to be addressed in tackling smoking in Indigenous communities.
People in institutions such as psychiatric hospitals and correctional facilities lack access to mainstream services, and often smoke at very high rates. Greatly reducing or eliminating spending on tobacco products could well assist with efforts to gain secure housing and employment once they have left institutional care. Several small initiatives targeting highly disadvantaged groups are in place in various jurisdictions and sectors in Australia, but no services are uniformly available across the country.