The NSW Department of Health’s commitment to reducing
tobacco-related harm in New South Wales is best
articulated in its NSW Tobacco Action Plan 2001–2004.
In accord with the National Tobacco Strategy 1999–2003,
priorities under this plan include: reducing smoking
prevalence; limiting the uptake of smoking by nonsmokers;
reducing the exposure to the general population
to tobacco smoke; and, over the longer term, decreasing
the prevalence of disease and deaths caused by smoking.
In order to address these priorities, the NSW Tobacco
Action Plan 2001–2004 (Tobacco Action Plan) focuses
on policies and legislative programs to restrict access to
tobacco products; provision of support services to assist
those wanting to quit smoking; and adoption of strategies
to reduce exposure to tobacco smoke in indoor places
both public and private.