Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS)



PUYU PAKI (Don’t Smoke – Give it up)





Source(s) of funding

COAG- funded until 30th of June 2018

Target group(s)

Aboriginal people in remote communities; Cotton Creek, Jigalong, Kunawarritji and Punmu.

Goals and objectives

To education the Aboriginal people in remote communities outside of Newman on the harm of tobacco use and decrease their tobacco consumption.


The partnership between COAG and PAMS has been ongoing since 2010. The strategies implemented thus fas has seen Community Store comparisons completed in partnerships with Diabetes WA, PUYU PAKI- Don’t smoke- Give it up, partnership with a local Elder with the naming of the Give it up smoking program.

The local shopping centre displaying ‘no smoking’ signs, sponsorship with local sports clubs including football, netball and soccer and consisted of juniors and seniors players; ages 5+ up to 40 years of age.

Strategies include consulting with community members, identifying smokers who have acknowledged that they want to quit. The use of Smokerlyzer and the no-smoker quitting smoking calculator helps smokers to understand the extent of their dependence on nicotine and motivates them to quit, and visually showing each individual the spending of their money financially.

Key contact details

Tina Colbung-Ewen

Regional Tobacco Co-ordinator

PH: 08 9177 8307

FAX: (08) 9175 0710

MOB: 0448 008 849

Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service

PO Box 14

15 Iron Ore Parade

Newman WA 6753

PH: (08) 9177 8307