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Smoking in playgrounds and bus-stops next to playgrounds…

By CanberraMum 2 May 2014 21

Does anyone know the status of this? I’m so tired of having to ask people not to smoke near my child in a play-ground or when waiting to catch a bus, and the tirade of verbal abuse when politely requesting such an action is horrific..

From: An election promise to count on: outdoor smoking bans coming -“The ACT government plans to ban smoking, or increase awareness of existing smoking bans, at public swimming pools, playgrounds, sports fields where children are present, covered bus interchanges, university campuses, building entrances and large public outdoor events. ”Detailed work is currently being undertaken to progress these commitments,” acting Health Minister Andrew Barr said. ”The Chief Minister will provide further details in the coming months.”  Read more.

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gooterz 6:16 pm 22 Jul 14

Madam Cholet said :

Noted whilst in Melbourne last weekend that smoking is not permitted at tram stops. I’d hazard a guess that bus stops would be the same. So that’s NSW and VIC who have legislated and perhaps other states as well.

What is stopping the ACT?

They want to legalise it.

Are they going to need new signs? No smoking unless its medical?

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