Smoking is the
single biggest
preventable killer
of our mob

Young people who
smoke, can slow down
their lung growth,
impair lung function,
and cause their hearts to
beat faster than those
of non-smokers

Although the rate has dropped
since 2002 (from 51% to 43%),
smoking is still more than twice as
common in Aboriginal people
compared to other
Australians (16.5%)

Smokers require more time to heal
after an injury, or risk not healing
at all. They are also at an increased
risk for complications during surgery

Smokers reach
exhaustion before
non-smokers and can’t
run as far or as fast!

There are over 7000 chemicals
in tobacco smoke,
with 70 known to
cause cancer

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