Advocacy Through Transparency, Collaboration & Action
Working together in the fight against tobacco
Welcome to ACOSH
The Australian Council of Smoking and Health (ACOSH) is Australia’s leading tobacco control advocacy organisation with a proud 50-year history.
We are an independent non-government coalition of 33 prominent health, education, community, social service and research bodies from around Australia.
Our goal is to create a tobacco and vape free Australia. We do that by engaging with community and government leaders to achieve meaningful change via introducing or amending regulations and policies which will reduce smoking and vaping.
What We Do
ACOSH works through advocacy to reduce smoking and vaping rates in Australia. Through our advocacy work over the past 50 years, we’ve seen smoking rates decrease across the country. While these trends have been encouraging, the recent rapid uptake of electronic cigarettes, especially by our young people, means there is no room for complacency.
To achieve our goal of a tobacco and vape free Australia by 2030, we’ve identified key advocacy priorities which will ensure a strong and comprehensive approach to tobacco control.
Tobacco Free by 2030
Tackling vaping and new products
Education and awareness
Support Smoke-Free Areas
Grassroots advocacy harnesses the power of many voices to create the change we want to see in the world. The passion and action of Australian community members working together is how we will create a tobacco free future.
ACOSH provides support and platforms to amplify your voices to reach our political leaders and decisionmakers. We also let you know about smoke free projects and how you can get involved. Because your ideas, support and lived experience is a critical success factor in winning the fight against tobacco.
Want to help create a tobacco and vape free Australia? Get in touch.
Read the Latest News
Media Release Tues November 28 ACOSH WELCOMES GAMECHANGER IN FEDERAL VAPING REFORMS ACOSH welcomes today’s news that a ban on the importation of disposable single use vapes will start from January 1, 2024 and commends the federal government on its timely action...
ACOSH is proud to join over 125 health and medical organisations in support of the proposed Voice to Parliament as a signatory to an Open Letter to the Australian Public: A Voice to Parliament.
British American Tobacco (BAT) and Meta have been dishonourably distinguished with a Dirty Ashtray award and the inaugural Exploding Vape award at a ceremony in Perth this morning.
ACOSH welcomes Minister Butler’s announcement on Government’s strong stand to stamp out illegal vaping...
The Australian Council on Smoking and Health highlighted the protection of young people as the key focus...
Big Tobacco is spending millions of dollars on a relentless campaign in Australia to get vaping legalised...
Following a change of government in 1983, the Hon. Barry Hodge, who was deeply interested in promoting health...
Using e-cigarettes - knows as ‘vaping’ - is viewed overseas as a safer alternative to smoking...
Smokers who also use e-cigarettes may be half as likely to give up tobacco as smokers who never vape...
From today tobacco companies in New Zealand will no longer be able to sell cigarettes in branded packaging...