Saturday 17th Nov, 2018

GeelongPort and MTS working for smoke-free seafarers

Ingram Publishing
Ingram Publishing

GEELONGPORT and the Mission to Seafarers Geelong are working to shine a light on the impact that smoking has on the health and wellbeing of seafarers.

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It is estimated that tobacco kills more than 7m people per year, with more than 6m caused by direct tobacco use.

GeelongPort HSE advisor Dr Lisa Mills said: “We are committed to the provision and maintenance of a safe working environment to ensure the health and safety of everyone who interacts with our business.

“This smoke-free campaign aligns directly to improving the health and wellbeing of seafarers and we are proud to be a part of it.”

The ongoing campaign aims to provide educational and awareness materials to seafarers, including support and connections to services to assist with quitting the habit.



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