Reducing harm from tobacco, alcohol, drugs and gambling

Reduce harm from alcohol drugs tobacco
Addiction to tobacco, alcohol, drugs and gambling can have a harmful impact on individuals, their families and the broader community. 

Harms can include:

  • burdens on a person’s health
  • relationships
  • job security
  • social isolation
  • community safety

Download the tobacco, alcohol, drugs fact sheet

Losses to electronic gambling machines (EGMs or 'pokies') in Cardinia Shire has exceeded $436 million since June 1 1993.

Under the Gambling Regulation Act 2003, a local government authority may:

  • stipulate trading hours and maximum patrons in a venue
  • make a submission for assessment of applications for approval of gaming machines, or a gaming premises

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