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Tobacco control – key facts and figures

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Publication date: 
July 2017
Last updated: 
10 May 2018
Publication type: 
Report
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

The report covers the range of tobacco control measures put into place by the Australian Government including:

  • increases in tobacco prices
  • education programs
  • national tobacco campaigns
  • plain packaging of tobacco products
  • labelling tobacco products with graphic health warnings
  • prohibiting tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship
  • providing support for smokers to quit, for example through nicotine replacement therapies on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

A timeline is included which shows when various control measures started.