Tobacco Control

Policy and programs to improve the health of all Australians by eliminating or reducing their exposure to tobacco in all its forms.

Page last updated: 22 January 2019

The Australian Government Department of Health (the Department) leads and shapes Australia’s tobacco control outcomes and contributes internationally through evidence based policy, well targeted innovative programs, and best-practice regulation. Through leadership and collaboration, the Department’s tobacco control policies, programs and other measures aim to improve the health and well-being of Australians across their lifespan, reduce preventable mortality and morbidity caused by tobacco use, and pursue policies and programs which reduce smoking prevalence and minimise the associated health, social and economic cost.

Enforcement Policy – Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011
Circular – Centre of Space interpretation
Circular – Use of other languages for Brands and Variants
Illicit Tobacco – Australian Government roles and responsibilities.
Review of the Department of Health’s Tobacco Control Legislation

Tobacco resources:

Tobacco control key facts and figures
WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
National Tobacco Strategy
Introduction of tobacco plain packaging in Australia
Plain packaging of tobacco products
Tobacco plain packaging – your guide
Tobacco plain packaging – resources
Tobacco plain packaging – complaints form
Evaluation of tobacco plain packaging in Australia
Health warnings
National Tobacco Campaign
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
Tobacco taxation
Tobacco advertising
Australian cigarette ingredient disclosure
Environmental tobacco smoke
Reduced-ignition propensity cigarettes
Australian cigarette emissions data
Tobacco product regulation and disclosure
Ingredients used in cigarettes produced by Phillip Morris in 2013
Ingredients used in cigarettes produced by Phillip Morris in 2014
Reporting complaints of the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011
Commonwealth of Australia Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992
Checklist for internet point-of-sale tobacco advertising
Tobacco resources