More smoke-free areas in Tasmania

Smoke-free areas will expand in Tasmania from 1 March 2012 to further reduce the exposure of Tasmanians to harmful second-hand cigarette smoke.

Smoke-free areas cover places where people – especially children – gather.

Smoke-free areas will include bus and pedestrian malls, bus shelters, outdoor dining areas, sports venues, patrolled beaches, public swimming pools and children’s playgrounds.

They are also important in helping reduce the number of young people taking up the habit.

From March, Tasmania will have some of the toughest smoke-free area laws in Australia.

Tasmanians and visitors are asked to respect these smoke-free areas and the people around them.

For more info take a smoke-free tour of Tasmania