Sydney needs to follow!
Three more laneways in Melbourne’s CBD will become smoke-free following a decision by Melbourne City Council on Tuesday night. Smoking will be banned in the laneways from April, after a consultation process found there was strong support for the proposal. Eighty-five per cent of people and businesses consulted thought the proposal was a good idea.
Councillor Richard Foster, who would like to see a CBD-wide ban implemented, says while he is pleased with the decision, he would now like council to tackle the issue on a larger scale.
“My view would be it’s time to be more ambitious and consider some larger and iconic areas that could become smoke-free,” Cr Foster said. “Nearly 88 per cent of Australians don’t smoke. It’s important to reflect those numbers in public policy.”
Cr Foster said he expected three more areas would be included by July, with consultations on further sites about to commence…
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