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
- Non-residential buildings (5-metre clearance)
Smoking is no longer allowed in:
- Aged care facilities
- Pubs and Clubs
- Outdoor eating and drinking areas
- Cars with children under 16
Tobacco products cannot be sold at:
- Pop-up retail outlets
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 on . Last modified: March 4, 2016.