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Tougher smoking laws passed in Queensland


Queensland has passed the toughest smoking laws in Australia this week. So what will it mean for smokers?

From September 1

Smoking will be banned near:

  • Childcare facilities
  • Bus stops
  • Taxi ranks
  • Public pools
  • Sporting venues
  • Skate parks
  • Outdoor malls
  • Beaches
  • Non-residential buildings (5-metre clearance)
Smoking is no longer allowed in:
  • Aged care facilities
  • Pubs and Clubs
  • Restaurants
  • Outdoor eating and drinking areas
  • Cars with children under 16
Tobacco products cannot be sold at:
  • Pop-up retail outlets
  • Festivals
  • Concerts
  • Markets
Tobacco machines must be in the pokies or bar.

Although the number of smokers is dropping, more than 3,700 Queenslanders still experience health problems each year as a result of smoking.

Written by Shine Lawyers. Last modified: September 26, 2018.

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