Tobacco laws and businesses
In South Australia the sale, distribution, use of tobacco and areas where smoking is prohibited is regulated by the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997.
Information is available on the following areas:
- obtaining a retail tobacco licence
- requirements for retail sale of tobacco
- enclosed areas
- the use of tobacco products in artistic performances
Workplace exposure to passive smoking is a significant occupational health and safety hazard. Smoking is banned in all enclosed workplaces. A smoke-free workplaces guide (PDF 2.81MB) has been developed to assist in workplaces to meet the legal requirements and to support workplaces wishing to go beyond the legislative requirements. A Commonwealth funded initiative, Healthy Workers – Healthy Futures, has also been developed to assist employers in making their workplaces smoke-free.
For further information on the tobacco laws and vending machines, contact SA Health's Health Protection Operations on (08) 8226 7100.
Department of Health and Ageing, Commonwealth
Department of Health and Community Services, Northern Territory
Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania
Department of Human Services, Victoria
Department of Health, Western Australia
Quit now, national tobacco campaign
Action on Smoking and Health, United Kingdom
Tobacco-Free Kids, United States
Tobacco Free Initiative, World Health Organisation