Due to the impact of smoking on the health of the population, a number of activities are carried out to minimise the potential risks associated with smoking tobacco products.

These include:

  • a Statewide “controlled purchase operation“ program which aims to reduce the availability of tobacco products to children under the age of 18
  • advice and enforcement of the Smoke Free Environment Act to reduce the health impacts of Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) in public places
  • advice and enforcement of tobacco advertisements.

The Tobacco Legislation Amendment Act 2012 amends the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 and bans smoking in the following outdoor public places from 7 January 2013:  

For further information see the NSW Ministry of Health internet site by clicking here.

Additional links:

Tobacco & Health – Resources

Tobacco and Smoke-free Legislation