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Smoking Policies in Australia

Tobacco Policy and Smoking Laws

You can use the links below to access more information about smoking policies in Australia.

Tobacco and Smoking Control in NSW

Information about smoke-free outdoor areas and retail display of tobacco products: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/tobacco/Pages/default.aspx

Tobacco Tax

Information about tobacco tax in Australia: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/tobacco-tax

Plain Packaging & Health Warnings

Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2011A00148

Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Act 2011: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2011B00127

Tobacco Plain Packaging Regulations 2011: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2011L02644

Tobacco Plain Packaging Amendment Regulation 2012: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2012L00563

Did You Know?

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