- 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:
- Within 10 metres of children’s play equipment in outdoor public spaces;
- Swimming pool complexes
- Spectator areas at sports grounds or other recreational areas during organised sporting events
- Railway platforms, light rail stops, light rail stations, bus stops, taxi ranks and ferry wharves
- Within 4 metres of a pedestrian access point to a public building; and
- From 2015, in commercial outdoor dining areas.
For further information see the NSW Ministry of Health internet site by clicking here.