Policy & advocacy

Tobacco smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease in Australia. Smoking leads to a wide range of diseases including many types of cancer, heart disease and stroke and chest and lung illnesses. It claims the lives of 15,500 Australians every year.

Reducing smoking-related death and illness is a key priority of Quit Victoria. Quit is dedicated to ending the pain, suffering and cost caused by tobacco, and has developed a number of position statements, policies and resources for local governments which support its key advocacy priorities.  

Position statements

Quit's position statements on a range of tobacco related issues including outdoor dining, advertising and e-cigarettes.


Quit policy on issues such as plain packaging, smokefree environments, e-cigarettes and advertising and promotion.