How can we improve tobacco control laws in South Australia to help reduce smoking and the potential harms associated with passive smoking?

What is being decided?

We are considering making changes to South Australian tobacco control legislation to help reduce the harms associated with smoking and exposure to second hand smoke.

We would like to know what you think about recommendations from an independent review of South Australian tobacco control laws.

You are invited to consider the Discussion Paper on recommendations from an independent review of tobacco control legislation in South Australia and provide your views on:

  • options for strengthening the smoke-free outdoor dining laws
  • increasing penalties for breaches of South Australian tobacco control legislation
  • enhancing the tobacco licensing scheme, including:

o    increasing oversight of where tobacco and e-cigarette retailers operate; and
o    the introduction of a tobacco and e-cigarette wholesaler licence

  • establishing smoke-free areas around children’s educational facilities and child care centres.

Note that, from 31 March 2019, changes to South Australian tobacco control laws also apply to e-cigarette products under the Tobacco and E-Cigarette Products Act 1997.

How can your input influence the decision?

Your responses to the recommendations will help shape potential changes to South Australian tobacco control legislation.

Get involved

Read the Discussion Paper on recommendations from an independent review of tobacco control legislation in South Australia and provide your feedback.

Contact

For more information contact:

Tobacco Control Unit
Email: DASSATobaccoControlUnit@health.sa.gov.au
Phone: 08 7425 5000

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 3 May 2019