The National Tobacco Strategy (NTS) forms part of greater efforts at coordination of tobacco control measures across levels of government. The NTS is a sub-strategy of the National Drug Strategy and sets out to complement the National Preventative Health Strategy. There have been multiple iterations of the NTS and each is interconnected with a range of other strategies and plans addressing tobacco use and its effect on population health outcomes. In 2022 a draft of the NTS 2022–2030 was prepared by Australian governments and members of the public were invited to provide feedback on the draft. The Department of Health engaged HMA to review and analyse the public consultation submissions to the draft NTS 2022–2030.
This review involved analysis of over 500 public consultation submissions from various sources including individuals, academics, think tanks, peak bodies, healthcare organisations, and NGOs. As part of this project, HMA used a range of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques to triangulate information from multiple data sources. The analyses included:
The project commenced in April 2022 and was completed in November 2022.