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Butt Out Boondah

The Butt out Boondah Program is funded by a regional grant as a part of the National Tackling Indigenous Smoking program.

Nationally, the goal of Butt out Boondah is to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through a community-based approach to reduce the harm from tobacco.

The Butt out Boondah (TIS) Team, work within the Queanbeyan and Goulburn regions, with outreach into Yass and Cooma communities to deliver locally appropriate programs and activities that aim to:

  • Engage community members in tobacco cessation activities.
  • Raise awareness in communities about the health impacts of second hand and third hand smoke.
  • Encourage and support non-smokers to avoid uptake
  • Improve access to culturally appropriate quit services
  • Encourage and support smokers to quit
  • Supporting communities to be smoke-free homes, workplaces and public spaces.

Smoking calculator

Contact the BoB team

Soozie Gillies, Coordinator- Tackling Indigenous Smoking
02 6298 2900


Fact Sheets


Quitline is a free, confidential phone and online serviceTalk to an advisor.
Free Quit Pack. Free call back service.
13 78 48

Mon – Fri
7am – 10:30pm.

Sat, Sun & Public Holidays.
9am – 5pm.

Community Stories

Peter Harris’ Story

Peter Harris is a well-known, young, Indigenous man from the Queanbeyan region who is passionate about exercise and sport – especially basketball. Peter is a talented basketball player, he coaches younger teams and is a positive role model for them.

Peter is looked up to by his peers and has even been recognised for his leadership abilities by the Queanbeyan Palerang NAIDOC Award Committee. Peter has made the choice not to smoke, to benefit his physical health so that he can keep playing sport and be on top of his game.

Available at

  • Grand Pacific Health Cooma

    • 61 Massie Street, Cooma, 2630, NSW
    • PO Box 4 Cooma NSW 2630
    • Phone 02 6453 4400
    • Fax 02 6453 4414
  • Grand Pacific Health Goulburn

    • 13-17 Verner Street, Goulburn, 2580, NSW
    • PO Box 322 Goulburn NSW 2580
    • Phone 02 4824 4900
    • Fax 02 4824 4990

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