Smoking is the most important preventable risk factor for ill health in Australia, with over 9% of Australians still smoking. Nearly two in three smokers will die prematurely because of their smoking with the harms associated with smoking inequitably distributed in the population. This research stream is developing and testing interventions to help people who smoke to quit, and for non smokers to remain non smokers. Our research is being undertaken in partnership with key stakeholders and our research outputs are informing policy and practice. The team includes people with expertise in smoking cessation, health behaviour change, health systems research, and implementation science.
Key areas of focus in this stream include: