SA Tobacco Control Strategy 2023-2027

The South Australian Tobacco Control Strategy 2023-2027 (PDF 2.2MB) outlines our commitment to reducing tobacco smoking and e-cigarette use (vaping), to improve the health and wellbeing of South Australians.

This Strategy’s key target is to reduce daily smoking prevalence in the South Australian population (15 years and over) from 9.8% in 2021 to 6% in 2027, and declares a vision of South Australia having “the lowest rate of smoking nationally, for both the general population and high prevalence groups, as well as the lowest rate of e-cigarette use among young people.”

The Strategy integrates both population-wide and targeted initiatives to achieve targets and actions across the seven priority areas of:

  • Social marketing and public education
  • Evidence based cessation services
  • Reducing smoking prevalence in Aboriginal communities
  • Smoke free areas
  • Regulation of products, marketing and supply
  • Research, evaluation and enforcement
  • Preventing interaction with the tobacco industry

The Strategy places a strong commitment on the protection of children and young people and prioritises reducing smoking prevalence in high prevalance groups, particularly Aboriginal communities, people with mental illness and those residing in low socio-economic communities.

A strong emphasis of the Strategy is addressing the increasing prevalence of e-cigarette use, particularly among young people.

A range of targets have been outlined in the Strategy to focus efforts and monitor progress, in reducing youth e-cigarette use, smoking prevalance in specific groups, and rates of quitting attempts.

See the Minister's Roundtable on Tobacco and E-cigarettes 2023 (PDF 163KB).