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Health & Fit Cigarettes could be BANNED in Melbourne: New plan to make the entire city smoke-free

17:20  03 october  2019
17:20  03 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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plan to make the entire city smoke - free Melbourne councillor Beverley Pinder pushing for ban on cigarettes in CBD So far 11 areas in Melbourne © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Cigarettes could be banned in Melbourne as one councillor pushes for the entire CBD to go

Cigarettes could be BANNED in Melbourne : New plan to make the entire city smoke - free Melbourne councillor Beverley Pinder pushing for ban on cigarettes in CBD So far 11 areas in Melbourne including the Bourke St Mall have banned smoking

a man and a woman sitting on a bench: Cigarettes could be banned in Melbourne as one councillor pushes for the entire CBD to go smoke-free (file image)© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Cigarettes could be banned in Melbourne as one councillor pushes for the entire CBD to go smoke-free (file image) Cigarettes could be banned in Melbourne if one councilor's plan for the entire CBD to go smoke-free is approved.

Bourke Street Mall is set to ban smoking on Friday but Melbourne councilor, Beverley Pinder wants the laws to affect the whole city.

She hopes her proposed ban would lead to fewer people dying from smoking-related illnesses, which cause 15,000 deaths in Australia a year.

'I envisage a CBD area that is smoke free,' Cr Pinder told 3AW.

'Smoke free areas will be considered based on a number of factors including pedestrian traffic and existing smoking issues and restrictions.'

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All of Melbourne ’s CBD could become smoke - free under a councillor’s bold plan . There are calls for a smoking ban in the popular Bourke St Mall to be extended across the entire city . Ms Pinder said e- cigarettes would not be included, and confusion could occur if vaping continued to gain

The following is a list of smoking bans in the United States. For smoking bans and restrictions outside the United States, see the worldwide list of smoking bans .

She added that smokers are not the only people at risk.

'It's impacting on a whole range of people around them not just themselves,' Cr Pinder said.

Councillor Pinder said there may be an option for special smoking zones in some 'high stress areas' such as outside courts and hospitals.

She said the plan would not include other forms of smoking such as vaping or using e-cigarettes, but this could be included further down the track.

Cr Pinder said the proposal received huge support from the public with 40 per cent of smokers even admitting it would encourage them to quit.

Melbourne's CBD currently has 11 smoke free areas.

a group of people looking at a cell phone: Councillor Pinder said the plan received huge support from the public with 40 per cent of smokers even admitting it would encourage them to quit (file image)© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Councillor Pinder said the plan received huge support from the public with 40 per cent of smokers even admitting it would encourage them to quit (file image) Those who continue to smoke in these zones could face a $100 penalty but councilors have said they won't be handing out fines for a few months.

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The city ’s 1988 Smoke - Free Air Act already bans smoking in hospitals, clinics, psychiatric facilities, residential The city needs to ban smoking entirely in the entire city , not just in certain buildings. I’m sick of breathing dangerous smoke outside and having to deal with disgusting cigarette butts all

If smoking is banned in public places it safeguards the life of the smoker as well as that of the public. Studies have shown that second hand smoke kills. When smokers smoke in public they tend to throw their cigarettes on the ground wherever they are . These cigarette buds are detrimental to the

The news comes as researchers at James Cook University push for warning labels to be printed on cigarettes, saying the images of rotting lungs and teeth had lost their shock value.

Dr Aaron Drovandi said messages on individual cigarettes, which could also target the financial consequences of smoking, were more effective than package warnings.

He said warnings around short-term health and non-health related consequences of tobacco use were more likely to prompt positive changes in smoking behavior.

a close up of a piece of paper: Researchers want health warnings printed on each and every cigarette as the shocking, graphic images printed on packets aren't convincing smokers to quit© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Researchers want health warnings printed on each and every cigarette as the shocking, graphic images printed on packets aren't convincing smokers to quit

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