Queenslands Latest Anti Smoking Laws Ban Smoking Residential Aged Care

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24 February 2016 Aged Services On 23 February 2016, the Queensland parliament passed new laws introducing additional prohibitions on smoking, including prohibiting smoking at or near residential aged care facilities across Queensland. The anticipated start date for the new laws is 1 September 2016.

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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.
2. Published: 6/9/2021

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Smoking is banned at hospitals, health care facilities and residential aged care facilities and for 5 metres beyond their boundaries, find out more about the rules and access resources. Local government Local government has an important role to play in supporting and creating smoke-free public places. Last updated: 2 September 2021

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Smoking is banned at all Queensland public and private residential aged care facilities and for five metres beyond their boundaries. Inclusions Any land on which a facility is used to provide residential aged care is situated. Exclusions

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Queensland now has the toughest anti-smoking laws in the country. Story: http://yhoo.it/2cgPnYq #smoking #7News

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Tobacco control legislation review. We are currently reviewing our tobacco control laws. Find out more about our legislation review process.. Advertising laws. The Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992 bans any advertising in Australia that may encourage or persuade people to smoke or use tobacco products. Most state and territory governments …

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Australia’s toughest anti-smoking laws aimed at reducing the harm caused by secondary smoking in Queensland come into effect from today. New laws come into effect from September 1 expanding smoke-free zones to include bus stops, taxi ranks, ferry terminals or any public transport waiting point, under-18 organised sporting events and skate parks, at and …

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15.6.4.3 Benefits of smoke-free policies in multi-unit housing. Research undertaken in the US indicates that smokefree policies in multi-unit housing reduce resident exposure to secondhand smoke, 61 decrease daily cigarette consumption amongst smoking residents, encourage smoking cessation and increase quit attempts. 62 Another US study found that while low …

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With Commonwealth Legislation banning smoking in enclosed places, management of all aged care facilities have had to implement policies that address this issue, whilst at the same time considering Work Health and Safety, and Duty of Care for their residents and staff, without taking away the residents mandatory freedom of choice.

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Earlier this year the Queensland Parliament passed the Tobacco and Other Smoking Products (Smoke-free Places) Amendment Act 2016, an act which introduced a number of new prohibitions on smoking in Queensland. In particular, the new laws introduced prohibitions on smoking at or near residential aged care facilities across Queensland. The new laws have now come […]

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“Our most vulnerable Queenslanders can now look forward to spending time in smoke-free environments, which will lead to a healthier future not only for the next generation, but for Queensland as a whole,” he said. The new laws will come into effect on 1 September 2016. Anyone wanting to quit smoking can call Quitline on 13 QUIT (13 7848). ENDS

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Queensland's health minister Cameron Dick has described smoking as "a burden" on the state as he welcomed in harsher smoking laws. Bus stops, taxi ranks, outdoor shopping malls, aged care

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The new legislation passed through parliament on Tuesday night with the LNP happily backing the bill. Health Minister Cameron Dick said while new figures have revealed smoking rates have dropped to their lowest rate in the state, more than 3700 Queenslanders still died each year as a result of smoking. ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT

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Sale of tobacco in Queensland Tobacco products cannot be sold to children under 18 years of age. Mandatory training of employees who sell tobacco. Mandatory no smoking and quit smoking signs. Tobacco products must be kept on the seller’s side of the point of sale and out of sight of customers at retail outlets.

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Resident Smoking Procedure Residential Aged Care Services Prompt Doc No: SNH0001509v2.0 Approval Date: 20/03/2012 Review & Update by:20/06/2016 TemplatePG v011 UNCONTROLLED WHEN DOWNLOADED Page 1 of 2 Who must comply with this procedure? All Southern Health Residential Aged Care Services staff, residents and their families and carers …

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Bans on pets and restrictions on smoking are included in radical changes proposed for Queensland’s strata laws.

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Smoke-free laws. 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. There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke.

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