Tasmanian Tobacco Control Plan
- Tobacco is the single largest preventable cause of premature death and disease in Australia.
- Tobacco policy in Tasmania is outlined in the Tasmanian Tobacco Control Plan 2017-2021.
- The goal of the plan is to improve the health, social and economic wellbeing of all Tasmanians.
- The plan focuses on reducing tobacco use and smoking and the inequalities it causes.
- Tobacco companies did not contribute to the development or implementation of the plan.
- We protect public health policy and tobacco legislation from the interests of tobacco companies.
Areas for action
- Encourage and help all people who smoke to quit for good.
- Prevent smoking uptake and de-normalise tobacco use.
- Reduce smoking by high prevalence groups.
- Strengthen and integrate the evidence base.
Groups supporting the areas for action
Smoke Free Young People
The aim of this group is to:
- prevent young Tasmanians from taking up smoking
- help those who have already started smoking to quit
- create and support smoke-free environments.
Visit Smoke Free Generation – a youth friendly website
Smoke Free Priority Populations
The aim of this group is to develop actions to help specific groups quit smoking. These include:
- pregnant women
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- young people
- middle-aged males
- people experiencing mental ill-health
- people from low socio-economic areas.
Tobacco Control Evaluation
The aim of this group is to measure progress to reduce tobacco use in Tasmania.
The next progress report will be published by the end of 2021.