Tobacco control

Public opinion on removing tobacco displays. In Fact

25 Jun 2013

The Smoke-free Environments (Controls and Enforcement) Amendment Act 2011 (the Amendment Act) amended the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990 to prohibit the display of tobacco products at any sales outlet.1 The provision came into force on 23 July 2012.

To regularly monitor public opinion about tobacco control, respondents in the 2008, 2010, and 2012 Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) answered a question on their opinion on the removal of tobacco displays. In 2012, the survey was in the field between May and July 2012, overlapping with the introduction of the amendment.