Tobacco control

Public opinion about tobacco control regulation. In Fact

18 Feb 2011

Smoking is a complex issue that requires comprehensive approaches to help change behaviours. These approaches include legislation and policy changes, enforcement, health promotion and cessation support. To regularly monitor public opinion about various ways to reduce the number of smokers in this country and aid the development of appropriate health promotion strategies, respondents were asked a series of questions in the Health Sponsorship Council’s (HSC’s) 2008 and 2010 Health and Lifestyles Surveys (HLSs). This fact sheet explores the results to these questions as given by the data from the HLSs.