The NSW 2021 Plan sets robust targets on reducing smoking in order to decrease chronic disease and combat rising health costs.
The NSW 2021 Plan states that the NSW Government will:
- Reduce smoking rates by 3% by 2015 for nonAboriginal people and by 4% for Aboriginal people by 2015; and
- Reduce the rate of smoking by non-Aboriginal pregnant women by 0.5% per year and by 2% per year for pregnant Aboriginal women by 2015.
The NSW Tobacco Strategy 2012–2021 sets out the actions that the NSW Government will take to reduce the harm which tobacco imposes on our community and achieve the NSW 2021 Plan targets.
The Strategy will see NSW make a number of public outdoor areas smoke-free in order to protect people from the harmful effects of second-hand tobacco smoke.