The need for tobacco control is as great as ever. While there have been encouraging trends over time, there is no room for complacency. There should now be a strong focus on stepping up levels of activity so WA can become effectively tobacco free and phase out the sale of cigarettes by 2030.
Notwithstanding progress in recent years, the tobacco industry in WA and Australia as elsewhere is unrelenting in its constant efforts to recruit new smokers, keep existing smokers addicted, and market new nicotine delivery devices.
It is critical that tobacco control remains a priority for the WA State Government. Reinstating WA’s leadership in tobacco control is vital. This can be achieved by a strong and comprehensive approach to tobacco control.
If you would like to show your support for the ACOSH 10-Point Plan for a Tobacco-Free WA by 2030, you can write to your Member of Parliament urging their commitment to each of these strategies to further reduce smoking in the community.
You can find their contact details by visiting the WA Parliament website.