About ACOSH

The Australian Council on Smoking and Health. We’re an independent coalition, working with the community, organisations and governments in the fight against tobacco.

Our Goal

To significantly reduce the impact and health consequences of smoking.

Our Objectives

ACOSH works through advocacy and collaboration to create comprehensive strategies to reduce the health consequences of smoking. We aim to reduce overall smoking rates in WA, including within groups with a high prevalence of smoking, through targeted campaigns.

We’re committed to limiting the tobacco industry’s ability to advertise, promote and sell its products in WA.

ACOSH also aims to raise awareness in the community on issues relating to smoking & health, and lobby governments in the fight against tobacco.

 

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Our Strategies

 

A range of strategies is required to meet our goals and objectives. As well as regular campaigns targeting specific groups, we engage with community leaders and government organisations to facilitate change in areas that matter most to them. We’re also working to remove the tobacco industry’s financial incentive to trade in WA.

We support the Government to increase its investment in public education, community programs, school education, teacher training and other forms of tobacco education and control. Our strategies also include establishing a wide and diverse range of smoke-free places in WA.

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  • Ensuring that tobacco control legislation and policy is adopted, implemented, monitored and enforced.
  • Formulating and establishing a consensus vision and associated strategy to end the commercial viability of tobacco products.
  • Working to end all forms of tobacco advertising and promotion.
  • Establishing a wide and diverse range of smoke-free places in WA.
  • Ensuring the broader community is aware of the harm caused by tobacco and the benefits of quitting.
  • Working to achieve reductions in smoking prevalence among key populations.
  • Encouraging the Government to increase its investment in public education, community programs, school education, teacher training and other forms of tobacco education and control.
  • Encouraging and developing the next generation of tobacco control advocates.
  • Providing expert tobacco control advice and information.