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Health impacts of smoking and environmental tobacco smoke

Reducing the harmful impact of smoking is one of the Victorian Government's highest priorities in its program to improve the health of all Victorians. Every year 4,750 Victorians die from smoking-related disease and more than 25,000 Victorians are hospitalised because of smoking-related illness. There is State Government legislation that regulates the sale and display of tobacco products and the reduction of environmental tobacco smoke.

Promoting a smoke free environment

Council officers support an educational approach to all Tobacco reforms as well as a number of smoke free initiatives that include:

  • smoke free Maroondah events
  • community education talks for Sporting Clubs promoting smoke free environments.

Report a problem

If you would like to report a problem about smoking in inappropriate places or cigarette sales to minors email us. Please remember to include as many details about the situation as possible. 

Further information

Contact Community Health Services on 1300 88 22 33

Department of Health – Tobacco Act

Tobacco Information Line: 1300 136 775

QUIT 13 7848

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