Matthew from NCIE’s Job Ready program using his tech skills to film a clip with Puffy the disgusting cigarette!

Every year 31 May is World No Tobacco Day a global campaign recognised by the World Health Organisation. This year’s theme is Tobacco and Lung Health.

To mark World No Tobacco Day, NCIE’s Talking About Tobacco Use (TATU) and Indigenous Digital Excellence (IDX) programs got together to deliver technology based tobacco-free workshops to Endeavour Sports High School, Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation, Sydney Local Health District Deadliest Walkers Group, NCIE’s Job Ready crew, and NCIE staff.

Tobacco use hits people’s lung health hard, and the TATU team focused on growing a tobacco smoke free culture in our community through these informative, hands-on and fun workshops..

Using this year’s theme, each group created community service announcements using Apple’s Clips App, to show the benefits of living a smoke-free lifestyle.

Check out some of the highlights of the week here.

NCIE TATU team member Tylah Mundine, who produced the video, said working with so many groups during the week was one big highlight for her.

“We worked with elders, children and everyone in between and they all did the same workshop, they all enjoyed it, everyone had a go and I think these were some of the best workshops we’ve run,” said Tylah.

“We only had a few smokers in the week and mostly in the older groups. But they had good stories for us all to think about. One woman said she’d smoked all her life and only had the courage to quit when she got really sick.

“We told that story during the workshops later in the week and that was a bit of an eye-opener for everyone.”

See more from the week on tatu_ncie’s Instagram

NCIE’s TATU team are available to run these smoke free lifestyle workshops to school, workplace and community groups.