Selling tobacco anywhere, anytime: Harmful Not Helpful
None of us want our kids to start smoking and we all want to support family and friends to quit.
But right now, across NSW, it’s too easy to start smoking and it’s too hard to stop. Cigarettes are available everywhere – tempting young people to pick up the habit and encouraging smokers to continue to smoke.
There are almost no limits on who can sell cigarettes and where and when they can be sold. In fact, in NSW alone there are almost 10,000 places supplying cigarettes to our family and friends. Tobacco is more widely available than bread and milk.
This matters because we know that people are more likely to smoke—to start smoking and to keep smoking—when there are more places supplying cigarettes.
But we can change this. We can call on the NSW Government to limit the availability of cigarettes in NSW and make it easier for people to quit and harder for young people to take up smoking.