Law & Policy
Over the past 72 years Western Australia has seen many milestones in the introduction of strong legislation and policy which has helped push the smoking rates among the general population down to around 12%.
For more information on legislation and policy in WA please read Tobacco control legislation and public policy in WA 1911-2010 by Maurice Swanson and Betty Durston. This paper chronicles the major changes in public policy and legislation that have driven down the prevalence of smoking in Western Australia.
Despite all these great achievements there is still a lot of work to be done if we want a future free from the harms of tobacco.
Please refer to the following sections of this website for more information on what still needs to happen in WA, Australia and globally in the fight against tobacco.
- Australian best practice – who is leading the way in tobacco control?
- WA tobacco control legislation
- Current legislation and policy issues for WA
- Australian tobacco control legislation
- World law and policy