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SA Tobacco Control Strategy 2017-2020

The South Australian Tobacco Control Strategy 2017-2020 (PDF 840KB) guides State tobacco control efforts to reduce the impact of tobacco smoking on the health and wellbeing of South Australians.

Goal

To improve the health and wellbeing of South Australians by reducing the impact of tobacco smoking.

Key target

To reduce daily smoking prevalence in the South Australian population (15 years and over) from 12.8% in 2014 to 8% by 2020.

Secondary targets

  • Reduce daily smoking prevalence in young people (15-29 year olds) from 9.9% in 2014 to 5% by 2020.
  • Reduce daily smoking prevalence in the Aboriginal population from 42.2% in 2012-13 to 30% by 2020.
  • Reduce smoking during pregnancy among Aboriginal women from 50.5% in 2012 to 35% by 2020.
  • Reduce smoking prevalence (daily, weekly and less than weekly) among those who are most socio-economically disadvantaged from 18.9% in 2014 to12% by 2020.
  • Reduce smoking prevalence (daily, weekly and less than weekly) among those who reside in country SA from 17.9% in 2014 to 13% by 2020.
  • Maintain the downward trend for smoking prevalence among people with a mental illness.
  • Reduce the proportion of the population exposed to second hand smoke in public areas from 67.1% in 2014 to less than 50% by 2020.
  • Reduce retailer non-compliance with tobacco sales to minors legislation to 3% by 2020.

Outcomes

By the end of 2020, the aim is to see significant reductions in smoking prevalence and the number of people being exposed to second-hand smoke.

Targets to be achieved by the end of 2020 are outlined in the below table.

 

Outcome 2014 Baseline 2017 Estimate 2020 Target
Source: SA Health Omnibus Survey, annual      
  1. Reduce daily smoking prevalence in the South Australian population (15 years and over) from 12.8% in 2014 to 8% by 2020.

 

12.8%

 

11%

 

8%

  1. Reduce daily smoking prevalence in young people (15-29 year olds) from 9.9% in 2014 to 5% by 2020.

 

9.9%

 

8%

 

5%

  1. Reduce smoking prevalence (daily, weekly and less than weekly) among the most socio-economically disadvantaged South Australians from 18.9% in 2014 to 12% by 2020.

 

18.9%

 

16%

 

12%

  1. Reduce smoking prevalence (daily, weekly and less than weekly) among those who reside in country SA from 17.9% in 2014 to 13% by 2020.

 

17.9%

 

17%

 

13%

  1. Reduce the proportion of the population exposed to second hand smoke in public areas from 67.1% in 2014 to less than 50% by 2020

 

67.1%

 

59%

 

<50%

Source: Health Protection Branch, annual      
  1. Reduce retailer non-compliance with tobacco sales to minors legislation to 3% by 2020.

 

5%

 

4%

 

3%

  2012 Baseline 2017 Estimate 2020 Target
Source: Pregnancy Outcomes Unit, annual      
  1. Reduce smoking during pregnancy among Aboriginal women from 50.5% in 2012 to 35% by 2020

 

50.5%

 

41%

 

35%

Source: ABS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Surveys, tri-annual      
  1. Reduce daily smoking prevalence in the Aboriginal population from 42.2% in 2012-13 to 30% by 2020.

 

42.2%

 

35%

 

30%

 

To obtain a hard copy of the South Australian Tobacco Control Strategy 2017-2020 (PDF 840KB) please contact the Tobacco Control Unit, Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia:

Telephone: (08) 7425 5000 
Email: DASSATobaccoControlUnit@health.sa.gov.au

 

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