Tasmanian Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Communications Charter
All aspects of communication, including images, have the power to reduce stigma for people who use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and their families, and encourage people to seek help when they need it.
During the development of this paper there were strong conflicting views. These views were often dependent on whether the respondents worked directly with clients, whether they provided health promotion/education to schools or to the community, or whether they held concerns about vaping/e-cigarettes from a public health or regulation perspective.
This paper holds space for all of these views. However, in doing so, the ATDC maintains the firm position that anyone who chooses to use vapes/e-cigarette products, with or without acknowledging the evidence of their harms, should not be criticised or discriminated for doing so.
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The ATDC acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal community as the traditional custodians of Tasmania and recognises the importance of working together.
The ATDC gratefully acknowledges the financial and other support provided by the Tasmanian Department of Health, Primary Health Tasmania and the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care.
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The ATDC is a Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) accredited organisation against the Australian Service Excellence Standards (ASES).