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Victoria has extended outdoor smoking bans

Posted by Kerrie Gottliebsen | 14/04/15

Victoria has extended outdoor smoking bans

From 13 April 2015, smoking is banned on the grounds of, and within four metres of an entrance to, childcare centres, kindergartens and preschools, and primary and secondary schools.

Smoking is also banned within four metres of an entrance to children’s indoor play centres, public hospitals, registered community health centres and certain Victorian Government buildings.

These changes have been put in place to protect the community from exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke, further de-normalise smoking in the community, and support people who have quit or are trying to quit smoking.

The new laws will apply to people who are at Tweddle and as such, visitors and staff should ensure they do not smoke in the smoke-free areas.  

For more information about the smoking bans, visit: www.health.vic.gov.au/tobaccoreforms

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