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:

Tobacco Tax

Information about tobacco tax in Australia:

Plain Packaging & Health Warnings

Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011:

Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Act 2011:

Tobacco Plain Packaging Regulations 2011:

Tobacco Plain Packaging Amendment Regulation 2012:

Did You Know?

46.9% of smokers currently considering quitting are doing so due to the cost of cigarettes.

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70% of people support increasing the price of cigarettes to discourage children and young people from smoking.

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1 in 3 smokers have thought about quitting as a result of seeing the graphic health warnings on cigarette packs.

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