50 000 childhood asthma cases are related
to passive smoking in Australia.
Tobacco smoke is the single most preventable cause of asthma.
The risk of developing asthma is markedly increased if a mother
smokes during pregnancy or if a newborn is exposed to tobacco
The Newborns Asthma and Parental Smoking (NAPS) Project promotes
the health message ‘Care for my air!’ and ‘Fresh air grows solid babies’ to encourage
pregnant women and new mothers to protect the foetus and newborn
from environmental tobacco smoke to reduce their chance of
The Indigenous Women’s Project has some great grants that can be accessed by organisations.
Small grants will be available for community groups and health services to promote the “Fresh air grows solid babies” message.
An example of how the grant can be used is by holding a health day where the message is promoted and resources are given away.
Other health issues can be promoted at the same time. Examples of how the money can be used are for catering and promotion of the event. Application Form
To find our more about the community grants call the Asthma Foundation of WA on 9289 3600