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Smoking is now off the menu

Smoking is off the menu with new reforms

State Government Legislation covering smoking in outdoor areas where food is eaten takes effect throughout the City of Whitehorse from 1 August 2017.

The legislation, outlined in the Tobacco Amendment Act 2016, states that:

  • Smoking is banned at premises such as restaurants, cafés, take-away shops and licenced premises, including courtyard dining areas and footpath dining.
  • Smoking is banned within 10 metres of a food vendor at organised outdoor events.
  • Smoking is banned in an outdoor drinking area that is within 4 metres of an outdoor dining area, unless separated by at least a 2.1 metre high wall or a 4 metre buffer zone between an outdoor dining and drinking area. 

The legislation also aims to support people who have recently quit smoking or who are trying to quit smoking by removing smoking visual cues and triggers.

For more information on the new legislation and guides for businesses and event organisers, visit www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/tobacco-reform

The legislation also aims to support people who have recently quit smoking or who are trying to quit smoking by removing smoking visual cues and triggers.

For more information on the new legislation and guides for businesses and event organisers, visit Health.vic