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Smoke-free laws. State and territory governments are mainly responsible for smoke-free laws in Australia. Smoke-free laws: protect people from second-hand smoke, encourage people to quit smoking; help to de-normalise smoking in the community; In all states and territories, it’s illegal to smoke in enclosed public places including:

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1. Smoking and using e-cigarettes are banned in all enclosed public areas including in shopping centres, cinemas, libraries, trains and buses.

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Smoke-free laws - Tobacco and smoking - NSW Health

1. No smoking: 1. at and within 5 metres of public transport waiting points such as bus stops, taxi ranks, and ferry terminals 2. at or within 10 metres of campsites and public facilities at national parks such as: 2.1. picnic tables 2.2. toilet blocks 2.3. barbecues 2.4. visitor information centres 2.5. roofed shelters 2.6. jetties, boat ramps and landing stages 3. at or within 10 metres of playing and viewing areas during organised under-18 sporting events 4. within 5 metres of non-residential building entrances 5. at outdoor pedestrian malls 6. at government precincts around certain state government buildings (including the land around prescribed buildings and adjacent footpaths and nature strips) 7. at or within 10 metres of public skate parks and children’s outdoor playground equipment 8. at patrolled beaches between the flags 9. at public swimming facilities 10. at prescribed outdoor swimming areas (e.g. artificial beaches and lagoons) 11. at major sports or events facilities.
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Laws on smoking. The Western Australian em>Tobacco Products Control Act 2006 (external site) aims to reduce the instance of illness and deaths caused by tobacco use by: Prohibiting the sale and supply of tobacco products to young people. Discouraging the use of tobacco products. Restricting the promotion of tobacco products. Reducing community exposure to second-hand …

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Current: Smoking, the law and OH&S obligations Smoking, the law and OH&S obligations . Everyone deserves a smokefree workplace. Find out what your legal and OHS obligations are. Victoria’s current laws and secondhand smoke. The Tobacco Act 1987 (Vic) prohibits smoking in all enclosed workplaces. ‘Workplace’ means any premises or area where …

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Apply for free no smoking signs. Smoke free legislation protects our community from the known and potential harms associated with smoking products, including tobacco and electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes include e-cigars, e-pipes, vape pens, hookah pens, and e-hookahs. They are now regulated under the same conditions as tobacco. Smoking tobacco or …

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Tobacco and minors To sell or supply tobacco or e-cigarette products to people under 18 years of age (minors) is prohibited and carries an expiation fee of $1,200. A proprietor can be fined up to $20,000 for a first offence and up to $40,000 for a second and subsequent offence.

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The primary purpose of smokefree laws and policies is to protect people who do not smoke from secondhand smoke. 1 However, smokefree laws can also motivate and help tobacco users quit and prevent initiation of tobacco use. Studies have shown that the implementation of smokefree laws and policies can increase cessation and reduce smoking prevalence among …

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innovative smoke-free air laws that protect people from secondhand smoke exposure. These laws protect Californians at most workplaces and in spaces often frequented by children and youth, who are especially vulnerable to the negative health effects of secondhand smoke. California ’s smoke-free laws include tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, and pipes, …

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identification of any designated smoking areas. 6. The coverage and strength of the law or ordinance will depend on the profile of multi-unit properties in a jurisdiction and the political support from housing industry advocacy organizations. Disclosure of Smoking Policies in Multi-Unit Dwellings / 2 . Enforcement and Evaluation . All smoking policy disclosure laws and …

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The Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 makes a number of outdoor public places smoke-free. Smoking is banned within 4 metres of a pedestrian entrance to or exit from a public building in NSW. This law is called the ‘4 metre law’. The ‘4 metre law’ was delayed for licensed premises and restaurants until 6 July 2015.

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In this section Internal and open areas under the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990 The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990 (the Act) requires all internal areas of workplaces, licensed premises and certain public enclosed premises to be smokefree and vapefree. Read more

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Read about smoking & the law in WA: Smoke-free public places Sale and supply of tobacco Smoke-free workplaces. Smoking Costs . Use the quit savings calculator to see how much you are spending on smoking. Learn more about the costs of smoking. Smoking Statistics. Some people are more likely to smoke than others. Learn more about who smokes. Secondhand …

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Tobacco vending machines must only be located in a designated child-free area. Licensees face a fine of up to 100 penalty units for breaking the law. Create a smoke free policy for your business A smoke free policy is a set of rules regarding smoking restrictions on business premises. These rules apply to clients, visitors and staff.

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Smoking in a workplace is covered under the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (external site) which are administered by Worksafe WA (external site), a division of the Department of Commerce. The provisions in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations that relate to secondhand tobacco smoke are similar to the smoking in enclosed …

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The anticipated start date for the new laws is 1 September 2016. Under the new laws, it is an offence to smoke at a residential aged care facility, or within 5 metres of the facility boundary. Residential aged care facilities are permitted to establish clearly designated ‘nominated outdoor smoking places’ in which people may lawfully smoke.

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Smoke-free environments. There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke so there are bans in place to protect everyone’s health and comfort. Under the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 and the Smoke-free Environment Regulation 2016 smoking and using e-cigarettes is banned in all enclosed public places and some outdoor public areas.

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What are the smoke free laws?

Smoke-free laws - Tobacco and smoking Smoking and using e-cigarettes are banned in all enclosed public areas and certain outdoor public areas, under the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 and the Smoke-free Environment Regulation 2016. These bans protect people from harmful second-hand tobacco smoke.

Is it legal to smoke in a designated smoking area?

The act does allow for designated smoking areas (no more than 25% of the total floor area). The act also stipulates penalties for transgressors of the law, and specifies the maximum permissible levels of tar and nicotine. The regulations were implemented in 2001.

What is a smoking ban?

(January 2022) Smoking bans are public policies, including criminal laws and occupational safety and health regulations, which prohibit tobacco smoking in certain spaces. Laws pertaining to where people may smoke vary around the world.

What are the rules for smoking in a public place?

6) An employer, owner, licensee, lessee or person in control of a public place must ensure that no person smokes anywhere other than in the designated smoking area in that public place. a) employees who do not want to be exposed to tobacco smoke in the workplace are protected from tobacco smoke in that workplace; and

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