Every year since 1994 ACOSH in partnership with the Australian Medical Association (AMA) 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.
Results from National Tobacco Control Scoreboard
Dirty Ashtray Runner Up
In 2012 the Australian Government was also awarded with a special Global Leadership Award for leading international action on tobacco over the past year with the introduction of world-leading plain packaging legislation despite massive and desperate opposition from the tobacco industry.
Big Tobacco was also condemned with the Global Coffin Nail Award for its desperate, devious and dishonest tactics in opposing the introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products.
For more information, please read the following AMA media releases:
- Australian Government honoured for Global Leadership in Tobacco Control
- Big Tobacco condemned with Global Coffin Nail Award