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Toll Transitions Case Managers are standing by ready to help you. Complete your AFR online now at
www.tolltransitions.com.au/defence and your Case Manager will contact you to get things moving.. If
you have any questions, or require assistance completing your paperwork online call Toll Transitions on
1800 819 167.
I have moved with Toll Transitions before, do I need to complete a new
No, you can access and update the inventory from your last move online at Toll Transitions’ website
What is the Whole of Relocation Cost (WORC) model and how does it affect
From August 2013, all ADF members having a removal within Australia will have their goods uplifted on
any day within the week of their preferred uplift date. This new approach does not involve a change to your
removal entitlements. Members submit their AFR as usual nominating a preferred uplift date. Toll then
determines the best value for money uplift day within the week of your preferred date and confirms the
date with you.
How long does it take for Toll to confirm the actual uplift date?
Once you have submitted a completed AFR, and your removal has been approved, in most cases you
will receive confirmation of the actual uplift date from your case manager witihin 10 working days. This
timeframe is dependent on you being available for Toll to complete a Pre-Removal Visit.
What is a Pre-Removal Visit (PRV)?
A Toll Transitions Consultant will attend your home to confirm your removal details. They will assess the
volume of your household furniture and effects and note any special packing requirements. The Toll
Consultant will also advise of your responsibilities and the removalist’s responsibilities during your
What if I have an operational or extenuating personal reason that dictates I
have to move on my preferred uplift date?
You need to obtain CO/OC or delegate (MAJ(E) or above) approval. This authorisation must be provided
to your case manager at the time you submit your AFR. Your case manager can provide you with the
applicable form or you can download it from our website.
For more information
Freecall: 1800 819 167
Are you relocating soon?
November 7, 2013
LT Rob Orr reports on the harmful chemicals
smokers are sucking into their bodies and what
benefits they’ll experience after quitting.
T IS ironic to think if people
were asked to suck on a car’s
exhaust pipe or to swallow a
substance that would cause can-
cer and rot their lung walls, most
would decline the offer. Yet how
many do this voluntarily?
Incredibly, most cigarette smokers
know there are more than 4000 chemi-
cals in cigarette smoke including tar,
nicotine, carbon monoxide and hydro-
gen cyanide. However, do they really
know what these substances are and
how they affect the body?
Tar is a thick, dry substance made
up of many chemical agents, including
some that are medically listed as can-
cer causing. It’s tar that forms the paste
that builds up in smokers’ lungs.
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous
gas with no colour or odour and is
commonly found in car exhaust fumes.
This chemical bonds to the haemoglo-
bin in the blood (the pigment used to
pick up and carry oxygen around the
body) more than 200 times more effec-
tively than oxygen. This means there
is less oxygen flow to the systems of
the body, including the brain, heart and
For an athlete this means decreased
aerobic performance. These changes
begin to occur within seconds of inhal-
ing cigarette smoke. Researchers have
found that during heavy exercise the
oxygen cost of breathing in chronic
smokers is, on average, two times
higher than non-smokers. So not only
do smokers have to work harder to
perform at the same physiological
level as a non-smoker, but their fitness
gains are also lower compared to non-
In fact cigarette smoke is so potent
that even passive smoking has been
shown to decrease sporting
The Queensland Cancer Fund
describes nicotine as the addictive drug
that maintains the tobacco habit. It is
a drug with no therapeutic application.
Nicotine forces the heart to beat harder
and faster, increases blood pressure
and stimulates the central nervous
The good news is, if you are cur-
rently a cigarette smoker you can quit
and reap some returned health.
Unfortunately, although many peo-
ple will now have a greater understand-
ing of how detrimental smoking is to
not only health, but fitness and fitness
gains, they will still continue to smoke
because quitting is difficult. However,
while many might fail the first, sec-
ond and even third time, many do quit
the hazardous habit eventually.
To gain assistance to quit smoking, visit a
doctor or call the quit help line on 137 848
or visit www.quitnow.gov.au
Next edition will feature an account from
an Air Force member who has successfully
The poisons in smoking
THE Australian Cancer Council
says there are many benefits to
quitting smoking and they can be
felt as early as 12 hours after giving
up the habit.
After 12 hours almost all nicotine
is out of the body.
After 24 hours the level of car-
bon monoxide in the blood has
dropped dramatically, allowing the
body to take up and use oxygen
After two days the senses of taste
and smell begin to return.
After two months blood flow to the
After a year the risk of heart
disease rapidly drops.
After 10 years the risk of lung
cancer is halved.
SMOKING KILLS: Each
cigarette contains more than
4000 chemicals which cause
cancer and heart disease.
Photo: WO2 Andrew Hetherington
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