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Stronger Data: Better Outcomes

OUR GOAL: By 2022, the alcohol, tobacco and other drug sector is transformed by a shared data system that builds our collective understanding and a collaborative approach to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug related harm for all Tasmanians.

There is significant appetite from the Tasmanian alcohol, tobacco and other drug sector to work collaboratively to develop a shared data system that will build their collective understanding and a collaborative approach to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug related harm for all Tasmanians.

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In the Media

Pill Testing Saves Lives

The ATDC supports pill testing based on the evidence of its effectiveness as a harm reduction strategy

The ATDC calls for the convening of an advisory committee of relevant stakeholders and experts to investigate options for trialing pill testing at Tasmania’s music festivals and events

 

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Tobacco 21

Tasmania has the most concerning statistics for tobacco usage in the country and the ATDC supports any initiatives that seek to reduce these statistics

The ATDC supports the introduction of the Public Health Amendment (Prevention of sale of smoking products to underage persons) Bill 2018

In providing this support, the ATDC acknowledges that this change will not be the sole remedy for Tasmania’s above-average smoking rates and any initiative must be implemented alongside a suite of evidence-based measures and initiatives, particularly targeting Tasmanians most at risk

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