Minister for Health Shannon Fentiman said that while Queensland has seen a decline in smoking related deaths, the health system can do more to prevent it.
“Despite the success we have had in reducing the number of Queensland smokers by more than half over the past 25 years, smoking still causes far too many preventable deaths,” she said.
“We are coming after illegal tobacco products and the people involved in producing, selling or storing it, you will be caught, and you will face hefty penalties”.
The introduction of the new legislation follows a major crackdown on e-cigarettes and vaping.
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