THE FUTURE OF SMOKING IN QUEENSLAND
We’re urging Queenslanders to speak out and have their say about smoke-free places across the state.
Cancer Council Queensland, Heart Foundation and Asthma Foundation have launched a statewide survey on smoking, giving Queenslanders the opportunity to share their opinion about current and future smoke-free places.
The survey will gauge support on current tobacco laws and identify additional areas the community would like to see smoke-free, including outdoor public areas and multi-unit housing.
Those who smoke or are exposed to second-hand smoke are at a much greater risk of developing chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancers. Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Australia. In Queensland alone around 3700 people die from a tobacco-related disease each year. This survey will give the public a voice to help advocate for stronger tobacco legislation reforms through the extension of statewide smoke-free places in Queensland.
If you’re a Queenslander aged 18 and over, please complete our Smoke-free Places Survey at www.cancerqld.org.au/ smokefreeplacessurvey by October 16.
All responses are anonymous and confidential.
Chris McMillan CEO, Cancer Council Queensland