- Cancer Council WA receives more than $2.4 million to deliver the Make Smoking History program
- The funding will contribute to research into e-cigarettes and other novel tobacco products
The McGowan Government today announced Cancer Council WA has received more than $2.4 million in funding to deliver the Make Smoking History campaign over the next three years.
The Healthway funding will support the Cancer Council WA to continue Make Smoking History TV education campaigns and help Western Australians accessing services to quit smoking.
The funding will also be used to research the rise of e-cigarettes and other novel tobacco products.
Despite significant decline in tobacco use over the past decade, smoking continues to be the single most preventable cause of death and disease in Australia, accounting for 8.6% of total burden of disease.
Research also shows that e-cigarettes and novel tobacco products pose a significant risk to the health and wellbeing of the WA population, particularly for young people.
Comments attributed to Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson:
"Cancer Council WA plays a significant role in leading tobacco control efforts through the Make Smoking History campaign.
"This funding will help Cancer Council WA to deliver the next phase of the program and to continue to work alongside services to provide tailored support for Western Australians to help them kick the habit.
"The funding will also generate a new program that will address the rise of e-cigarettes and novel tobacco products."
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