29th May 2013

Hip Hop Show Celebrates World No Tobacco Day

Kids from five local Alice Springs primary schools will take over the Alice Plaza stage to perform in a Hip Hop show.

The show has been organised by the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress' Healthy Lifestyle and Tobacco Cessation Program, and coincides with World No Tobacco Day on 31 May.

The Healthy Lifestyle Team has provided the hip hop lessons so that the kids have the opportunity to dance, exercise and gain confidence.

The Congress Healthy Lifestyle team also provides free beginner’s Zumba dance classes, Pilates, Yoga, Deadly Fun Run/Walk, Men’s Gym and Singing Group sessions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

These free classes exist to improve the health and wellbeing of our local Indigenous community and to help close the gap in life expectancy and health between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Central Australia.

The Healthy Lifestyle Team can also help out with information sessions on healthy eating, quitting smoking and educating young people about how smoking is a trap.

The Congress Healthy Lifestyle team are not the ‘smoking police’. We will not chase you down and lecture you. We can provide encouragement and information if you are thinking about quitting the smokes.

The World Health Organization (WHO) marks World No Tobacco Day each year in order to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco kills nearly six million people each year, of which more than 600,000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke. The theme of this year’s campaign is "Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship".

Hip Hop Show Details

When: 12 noon to 1pm, Friday 31 May 2013
Where: Alice Plaza Food Court
Featuring kids from Braitling, Gillen, Larapinta, Sadadeen and Yipirinya schools.
Kids' artwork and stalls from 10am to 2pm

Contact the Healthy Lifestyle Team

Ph: 08 8958 4520 

More Information

WHO & World No Tobacco Day
NACCHO Smoke Free: Make a Pledge