Smoke Free Tasmania
SmokeFree Tasmania is a health advocacy organisation, and the goal is to advance the endgame for tobacco.
We believe that Tobacco Free Generation laws will help to reduce smoking rates in Tasmania this century. We commit to reducing the smoking of tobacco products in Tasmania, and eventually ending the commercial sale of cigarettes and tobacco.
SmokeFree Tasmania is proudly supported by Breathe Well
Breathewell is the Centre of Research Excellence for Chronic Respiratory Disease and Lung Ageing, at the School of Medicine, University of Tasmania
SmokeFree Tasmania supports the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. (FCTC)
SmokeFree Tasmania supports a tobacco free generation for people born since the year 2000, and legislation to achieve this.
The Tasmanian government has an alternate proposal, the minimum legal smoking age (MLSA). See our comparison table ….Comparison table MLSA and TFG_16125 …which compares the two options. The TFG is much simpler to implement for retailers, and will be more effective at reducing smoking rates in Tasmania. See our Final-media-release-TFG-SFT-and-AHA-and-MLSA-Feb-2016 .
International recognition of the Tasmanian TFG initiative at a World Conference in India in 2013, and the World Conference on Tobacco and Health ( WCTOH ) in Abu Dhabi March 2015. “The conference commends jurisdictions including the Australian state of Tasmania that are advancing initiatives to create Tobacco Free Generations for all persons born since the year 2000″
Director-General of the WHO Dr. Margaret Chan pictured with Dr. Adrian Reynolds (left) and Prof. Jon Berrick at the WCTOH.