The City of Melbourne has a vision to become a smoke-free city where everyone can breathe easy.
We know that smoking is still the biggest contributor to preventable disease and deaths in Australia and there is more work to be done.
As part of the global Partnership for Healthy Cities network — an initiative of Bloomberg Philanthropies, the World Health Organization and Vital Strategies — we have developed a discussion paper and a draft policy to help us achieve our vision. The draft policy will assist in the planning and delivery of more smoke-free areas and other activities to support people to quit and reduce smoking in our city.
We're sharing our discussion paper and draft policy (MS Word 225 KB) with the community and invite you to have your say. We're also holding focus group workshops in February 2021 with highly interested and impacted stakeholders such as smokers, young people and residents as well as businesses operating in Melbourne’s central city.
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Towards Smoke-free Melbourne 2025
Timeline item 1 - active
Discussion paper and draft policy are released for consultation.
From 25 November 2020
Timeline item 2 - active
Pop-up conversations across the city to speak face-to-face with locals of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
Timeline item 3 - incomplete
Workshops with highly interested and impacted stakeholders.
Timeline item 4 - incomplete
Panel to consider community feedback, discuss the Towards Smoke-free Melbourne 2025 draft policy and weigh up options to support its implementation.
Timeline item 5 - incomplete
Feedback from consultation reviewed and incorporated into draft policy.
April to May 2021
Timeline item 6 - incomplete
Draft policy presented to Future Melbourne Committee
Draft policy presented to Council for endorsement.