Smoke Free Tasmania
SmokeFree Tasmania is a health tobacco free advocacy organisation, and the goal is to advance the endgame for tobacco.
More than 500 Tasmanians die every year from smoking tobacco products.
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 supports a tobacco free generation for people born since the year 2000, and legislation to achieve this.
SmokeFree Tasmania supports the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. (FCTC)
Professor Prabhat Jha visited Tasmania on Monday 3 April 2017, gave a lecture at the Menzies Research Institute and met with a number of politicians. He is pictured in Parliament House with Rebecca White, ALP leader (centre) and Dr. Harley Stanton (left).
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.
More international interest – from Korea
A film crew from Daegu MBC Korea Broadcasting company flew to Tasmania on 9 December to interview Hon. Ivan Dean about the Tobacco Free Generation, and Dr. Kathryn Barnsley about SmokeFree Tasmania.
Left to right: Seungbong Baik: Daegu MBC Cameraman (VJ);Hyung Chool Kim: Daegu MBC, Producer: Chang Kyu Shin: Daegu Medical Center, General Director; Dr. Kathryn Barnsley, SmokeFree Tasmania; Sungjin Park: Daegu Quit smoking Support Center, Head of Operation; Miu Lee: Interpreter; Sun Hwan Kim: Daegu MBC, Manager