About the National Tobacco Strategy
The National Tobacco Strategy aims to improve the health of all Australians by reducing tobacco use. The National Tobacco Strategy 2023–2030 was released on 2 May 2023.
Why it is important
Tobacco use impacts:
- people’s health
- the environment
- the economy.
These impacts result in inequalities across our society.
Who we worked with
All Australian governments have overseen the development of the National Tobacco Strategy 2023–2030.
We also consulted:
- public health experts
- tobacco control experts
- the Australian community, public submissions available on consultation hub.
We did this by:
- holding targeted stakeholder workshops and roundtable discussions
- engaging with the Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Advisory Group and the National Best Practice Unit TIS Advisory Group to discuss issues and how to best approach First Nations smoking
- calling for public submissions from 9 July to 17 August
- calling for a second round of public submissions from 10 February to 24 March 2022.
The mid-point review of the National Tobacco Strategy 2012–2018 helped determine tobacco control priorities to include in the draft National Tobacco Strategy 2023–2030.
The review was conducted in 2016 and included:
- A data analysis report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – Tobacco indicators: measuring midpoint progress – reporting under the National Tobacco Strategy 2012‑2018
- A policy analysis report by Health Policy Analysis Pty Ltd – Mid-point review of the National Tobacco Strategy 2012‑2018
Please contact us if you would like more information about the development of the strategy.