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Historical and cultural roots of tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Brady, Margaret


Tobacco smoking has been identified as a major contributor to the high morbidity and mortality rates of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders. After years of inattention, smoking cessation projects designed for Indigenous Australians are beginning to emerge. Dealing successfully with smoking cessation would be enhanced by an understanding of the long-standing historical, social and cultural antecedents to present-day usage of tobacco. This paper provides a brief account of the historical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Access Rights: Open Access


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