Smoking Cessation

Approximately 60-70% of the adult DAHS patient population smoke cigarettes, and it is not common to see people as young as 10-12 years taking up smoking, with all the health risks associated with it.  

As a health service, seeing the end results of smoking such as heart disease, lung disease, cancers, stroke, amputations – we are really keen to help smokers find ways to quit.  The DAHS quit smoking program offers:

  • Written information about smoking/quitting
  • Counselling /discussion about quitting with specifically trained workers
  • Nicotine patches or other medications at no costs to help smokers to quit
  • Regular follow-up with a DAHS quit smoking program worker to provide support through the process of quitting.

All referrals can be made through the clinic.

We are committed to core principles including Aboriginal self-determination, access, equity, empowerment and reconciliation.