National Tobacco Control Scoreboard
Every year since 1994 ACOSH in partnership with the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and more recently ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) Australia has critiqued the performance of Australian states and territories performance in tobacco control.
Each year at the AMA’s national conference, which coincides with World No Tobacco Day 31 May, the results from the scoreboard are used to applaud the government(s) who have achieved outstanding results for tobacco control over the past year and award the ‘Dirty Ashtray Award’ to the government(s) which have performed the most poorly.
Over the years the National Tobacco Control Scoreboard has consistently had a significant impact, generating action by low-scoring Health Ministers and encouraging those who lead the country in tobacco control efforts.
The 2013 Scoreboard results were announced at the AMA National Conference 22-24 May 2013. The 2013 Dirty Ashtray Award was jointly awarded to Victoria and Queensland and the Commonwealth Government and Tasmania were recognised for their commitment to tobacco control through 2012-13.
For more information read the following media releases from the AMA which were issued to coincide with the announcement:
- AMA/ACOSH/ASH National Tobacco Scoreboard Award 2013
- Victoria and Queensland – joint dunces on tobacco control