10,000 Lives CQ

CQHHS Ceasing smoking in Central Queensland campaign

Updated 1 February 2020

The Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CQHHS) continues to provide great care for Central Queenslanders.

One initiative to improve the lives of CQ residents is the #10,000LivesCQ campaign. Because tobacco is linked to 1 in 8 deaths, kills 20,000 Australians each year and costs the community $136.9 billion/year, reducing its contribution to health issues and disease burden across all age groups benefits us all.

CQHHS has a target to reduce daily smoking from 16.7% of the over 18 year old population in 2016 to 9.5% by 2030, which will mean 20,000 fewer adults smoking daily and 10,000 lives saved from smoking-related deaths.

CQHHS supports smokers trying to quit with free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) with support from Quitline (13QUIT) through a tailored quit smoking program that includes 12 weeks of free NRT.

Can you help? Can your workplace or locality be part of the solution? Read the #10000LivesCQ fact sheet and the CQHHS presentation to the 2019 Capricorn Industry Group Networking Lunch to find out more about the campaign and how to support smokers to quit.

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