Cancer Council NSW and nib Foundation Collaborate on Innovative Smoking Cessation Platform for Australian Youth

The Cancer Council NSW in collaboration with the nib Foundation has announced a groundbreaking initiative aimed at developing and evaluating a new online platform over the next three years to assist Australian youth aged 14-24 in quitting smoking.

With funding support from the nib Foundation, totaling up to AUD 950,000, the project is set to make significant strides in curbing youth smoking habits.

Launched in July 2023, the project is slated to conclude in June 2025. The online platform will deliver tailored smoking cessation support services designed specifically for young people. Additionally, it will provide relevant information for parents, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.

This initiative marks Australia’s first comprehensive smoking cessation support platform, utilizing multiple channels to target and transform the trends in tobacco and e-cigarette usage among teenagers. The project holds promise in reshaping the landscape of youth smoking habits in the country.