Since 1 January 2005 many outdoor public places where people gather as groups, and particularly where children are present, are no-smoking zones.
It is important to remember that efforts to help adults to quit smoking and reducing exposure to smoking in public places, sends a positive message to children about not smoking.
Research also indicates that children are much less likely to take up smoking if their schools, homes and recreation areas are smoke-free.
|$220 on-the-spot fines will be issued to anyone found smoking in a no-smoking area.|
Please choose from one of the following:
Since 1 July 2006, all commercial outdoor eating or drinking areas in Queensland are smoke-free.
Smoking at pedestrian malls and public transport waiting points
From 1 January 2010, Queensland's local governments can choose to to regulate smoking in pedestrian malls and at public transport waiting points such as bus stops. This means that public concerns about exposure to tobacco smoke in crowded areas can be specifically targeted and enforced on a local level.
Contact your local government for more information about local laws in your area.