1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002
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SMOKE FREE TASMANIA
In 2001, Smoke Free Tasmania led a public health campaign to secure comprehensive Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) legislation in Tasmania.
That legislation, Public Health Amendment (Smoke-Free Areas) Act 2001 (Tas.) commenced on 3 September 2001. It secured, for the first time in Tasmania, smoke-free enclosed public places and workplaces. The Act represents an important first step in protecting the public and employees from the harmful health effects of environmental tobacco smoke.
The ETS legislation will be reviewed in September 2002 and Smoke Free Tasmania will advocate that smoke-free areas be extended.
SUMMARY OF THE ETS LEGISLATION
Under the Public Health Amendment (Smoke-Free Areas) Act 2001 (Tas.) the following areas are deemed smoke-free: