Reducing smoking key to closing the gap

National Indigenous Times, 13 March 2008
NineMSN, 13 March 2008
The AAP reported that an inaugural Parliamentary Showcase of Aboriginal Health Research would be held in Canberra, on Thursday 14 March. The AAP article highlighted that Viki Briggs, manager of the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Tobacco Control located at Onemda, would tell attendees, including Health Minister Nicola Roxon, that 'reducing Aboriginal smoking rates is critical to closing the 17-year gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians'.