There are many laws that protect Western Australians from the harms of smoking.¹ In WA, the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006 is our state’s main tobacco control legislation. Tobacco products include factory-made cigarettes, roll-your-own cigarettes, cigars and shisha.

According to the Department of Health WA, the goals of the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006 are to reduce the incidence of illness and death related to the use of tobacco products by:

  • Prohibiting the supply of tobacco products and smoking implements to young persons;
  • discouraging the use of tobacco products;
  • restricting the promotion of tobacco products and smoking generally; and
  • reducing the exposure of people to tobacco smoke from tobacco products that are smoked by other people.

In this section, you can also find out more about:

For more detailed legal information, read the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006 here

To report a suspected breach of the Act, contact the Department of Health WA Tobacco Control branch.

¹ This section contains general information only and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The information is current as of December 2019 but is subject to change.

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