Smoking & The Community
Reducing the smoking rate is a priority of Pyrenees Shire Council’s Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan. (which you can read here)
Chief Executive Officer Stephen Cornish said Council wanted community involvement to look at ways to achieve this goal.
“Smoking is prevalent in our community, we rank at number one in the state with one in three people over 18 current smokers,” Mr Cornish said.
“Council with Healthy Together Grampians Goldfields wants to work with the community, through our Health and Wellbeing Plan to try to reduce that rate,” he said.
Would you like to be involved in looking at how we, as a community, can reduce smoking rates?
Register your interest by filling out a simple survey: take the survey now
Join the conversation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pyreneessc
Want help to quit smoking? Health services within the Shire offer smoking cessation clinics, which provide professional advice, counselling and help to quit.
Beaufort and Skipton Health Services: Bronwyn Cuthbertson, 53491665 (you can leave a message) or http://www.bashs.org.au/services/smoking-cessation
Maryborough and District Health Services: http://www.mdhs.vic.gov.au/services/community-services/programs-services
Ballarat Community Health: Genevieve Edwards on 5338 4500 or email email@example.com or http://www.bchc.org.au/
Also there is help available through Quit Victoria's Quitline, 13 78 48 http://www.quit.org.au/