The ACT Government is committed to protecting the public from the harms associated with smoking and exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke. One way of doing this is to create smoke-free areas in public spaces.
Currently in the ACT, the Smoke-Free Public Places Act 2003 prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places, at outdoor eating and drinking areas, at underage music functions and in cars when children are present. Smoke-free policies also apply at various outdoor places, including on the grounds of ACT Health facilities, the Australian National University, Manuka Oval and GIO Stadium. Continue reading »