Smoke Free

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Smoke Free

Smoke-free areas in Tasmania are established under the Public Health Act 1997.

Smoke free areas are important as they:

  • Protect people from exposure to second hand smoke
  • De-normalise smoking behaviour in public places, particularly for young people
  • Support people who have quit or are trying to quit smoking

In smoke free areas, the use of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, personal vaporisers, herbal and non-tobacco cigarettes are all banned.

Smoke-free areas in Tasmania are:

Smoke Free Public Events

Smoke free restrictions apply to most public events in Tasmania including music, food and wine festivals, markets, carols by candlelight, agricultural shows and more.

For some events, areas for smoking may be designated by the event organiser.

Resources and signage is available to help organisers of smoke free public events:

Smoke-free workplace

Having a smoke-free workplace is one of the best things you can do for the health of your employees. Download Going smoke-free: your workplace kit for practical and straightforward information to help your workplace go smoke-free and support your employees to reduce smoking.

Declaring smoke free areas

An occupier of any public place can declare it smoke free under the Public Health Act 1997. For more information read our Designating Smoke-free Areas a Guide, or contact Tobacco Control.

Licensed and Dining Premises

Approved Smoke Free Signage