Smoking banned from sidelines of under-18 sports games

FROM September 1, 2016, smoking will be banned within 10 metres of viewing and playing areas during an organised under-18 sporting events in Queensland.

This includes training or practice sessions and any breaks or intervals.

This new legislation offers further protection to the Queensland public and in particular, children and young adults from exposure to harmful environmental tobacco smoke.

In February this year health groups welcomed the Queensland Government's wide-ranging ban on smoking.

The parliament passed the Smoke-free Places Amendment Bill with bipartisan support.

The bill sees smoking banned at public transport stations, malls, aged care facilities, kindergartens and after-school care, certain national parks, public swimming pools and near children's sports and skate parks.


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