Wheatbelt Population Health Unit

Wheatbelt Quit Smoking Program

Wheatbelt Population Health Unit

Program

Wheatbelt Quit Smoking Program

Region

Wheatbelt

Other regional locations

  • Northam
  • Narrogin
  • Merredin
  • Jurien Bay/Moora

Category

State Government

Source(s) of funding

WA Country Health Service- Wheatbelt

Target group(s)

Adult smokers

Goals and objectives

The aim of the Wheatbelt Quit Smoking Program is to reduce the prevalence of adult tobacco use in the Wheatbelt by implementing evidence-based strategies and providing a supportive environment to assist adults with smoking cessation.

Strategies

A range of strategies have been implemented through the Wheatbelt Quit Smoking Program to facilitate smoking cessation and provide support to adult smokers. These strategies include:

  • Facilitating support groups and providing access to the Cancer Council WA’s Fresh Start training sessions
  • Providing smoking cessation information and advice specifically tailored to individual needs
  • Providing support and encouragement to smokers using a motivational SMS and email messaging system

Key contact details

Greg Bentley
Senior Health Promotion Officer
08 9690 1733

Wheatbelt Population Health Unit

Phone: 08 9690 1733
Fax: 08 9690 1335
Northam Health Service – Ambulatory Care Unit, Robinson Street, Northam WA 6401
PO Box 690, Northam WA 6401