Tobacco

Smoking related diseases are some of the more preventable causes of premature death in Australia. It is not only smokers who can be harmed from tobacco smoke; passive exposure to smoke also has the potential to cause lung cancer.

Council’s Environmental Health Team conduct educational and enforcement visits to tobacco retailers, eating establishments, licensed premises and gaming venues to promote an understanding of theTobacco Act 1987 legislation and ensure compliance is achieved.

Tobacco Act 1987 smoke free guides and required stickers can be provided by contacting the Department of Health Tobacco Information Line 1300 136 775 or by contacting Council’s Environmental Health Team on 03 5593 7100.

For advice on how to quit smoking, call the Quitline on 131 848.