Risk factors include tobacco consumption, poor diet, insufficient physical activity, being overweight or obese, alcohol misuse, infectious diseases and exposure to ultraviolet radiation. To help Australians address these risk factors the Department of Health has implemented various cancer prevention measures which include the:
National Tobacco Strategy/ National Tobacco Campaign 2011
National Alcohol Strategy
National Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Program
National Tobacco Strategy/ National Tobacco Campaign 2011To improve the health of all Australians, the National Tobacco Strategy aims to eliminate or reduce exposure to tobacco in all its forms.
The National Tobacco Strategy (NTS) is a policy framework for the Australian Government and state and territory governments to work together and in collaboration with non-government organisations to improve health and to reduce the social costs caused by tobacco. The National Tobacco Strategy 2004-2009 has been evaluated and, following consideration of its findings, a new strategy will be developed in 2011.
The National Tobacco Campaign aims to contribute to a reduction in the prevalence of adult daily smoking from 16.6% currently to 10% by 2018. To achieve this, several marketing activities combine to engage with current smokers to encourage them to make a quit attempt, support current quitters in making their quit attempt and help them reduce their chance of relapse. Top of page