Tobacco control measures
- The National Tobacco Strategy
This strategy outlines our national policy framework for government and non-government organisations to work together to improve the health of all Australians by reducing smoking, and its associated harms.
- Tobacco plain packaging
To reduce their appeal, tobacco products must be packaged in a certain colour and not display logos or brands.
- Health warnings on tobacco products
Text and graphic health warnings encourage smokers to quit every time they reach for a smoke.
- Tobacco advertising bans
It's illegal to publish or broadcast messages that encourage people to start or continue smoking.
- Tobacco control legislation review
Learn more about why we are reviewing our tobacco control laws and how we are doing this.
- World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Australia signed up to this convention to help reduce tobacco use here and around the world.
Other tobacco control measures in Australia include:
- our educational campaigns such as Don't make smokes your story
- taxes on tobacco
- penalties for smuggling or growing illicit tobacco
- limits on the amount of duty-free tobacco you can bring into Australia.
For statistics on tobacco control in Australia, see Tobacco control – key facts and figures.