Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are nearly twice as likely as non-Indigenous people to be daily smokers, so it’s no surprise the Aboriginal community is a big supporter of World No Tobacco Day. The Day was held across the weekend, aiming to raise awareness of the health risks associated with smoking. The Yolnu people in east Arnhem Land have some of the highest rates of smoking in the country, but this could be about to change with the release of a new documentary. Called “The Tobbaco Story of Arnhem Land,” the documentary looks at the history of tobacco use, and why it is so culturally entrenched.

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