Based on personal experience, personality style and emotional concern, we find that some hold the notion that smoking in public places should be banned.
If this is the case smoking should be banned in public due to the effect it has on the air purity, the harming of children health, and people would not have to worry about smelling smoke or smelling like it when eating in...
Occupational health and safety regulations introduced in July 1997 restricted smoking in enclosed workplaces in Western Australia, but did not specifically apply to patrons attending hospitality venues. In 1999 smoking in enclosed public places such as theatres, shopping centres and cinemas was banned under the Health (Smoking in Enclosed Public Places) Regulations 1999 (WA). From 31 July 2006, smoking was prohibited in enclosed public places including pubs, clubs and restaurants under the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006 (WA) ('Tobacco Products Control Act') and Tobacco Products Control Regulations 2006. Private guest rooms of hotels and residential accommodation are not considered to be public places, although other areas including corridors, foyers and lobbies of such premises are required to comply with the legislation. There are minimal exceptions to the law, which include:
A number of Victorian local councils have banned smoking in outdoor areas not covered by state legislation. For example, Frankston City Council has banned smoking in designated outdoor areas of the Frankston central activity district; Surf Coast Shire, City of Port Phillip and Hobsons Bay City Councils have banned smoking on beaches; and Moreland City Council has banned smoking at playgrounds. From October 2011 Monash City Council extended its ban on smoking at playgrounds to include within 10 metres of the entrance to buildings on designated council land (including schools, sporting grounds, council offices and community centres) and at designated council events. Melbourne City Council has also banned smoking in a number of areas, including The Causeway, Howey Place, Block Place, Equitable Place, Goldsbrough Lane, QV Melbourne, City Square, the Tan and Princes Park running tracks.
Hyogo Prefecture followed Kanagawa’s lead and became the second administrative district nationwide to introduce legislation that banned smoking in public places in 2013.
The Smoke-free Environment Act was further amended in August 2012 to introduce laws banning smoking in various ‘outdoor public places’ (see below for further detail).
Smoking is banned in 'enclosed public places' in New South Wales under the Smoke-free Environment Act 2016 (NSW) ('Smoke-free Environment Act') and Smoke-free Environment Regulations 2016 (NSW) ('Smoke-free Environment Regulation'). This includes shopping centres, dining areas, schools, business premises, community centres, churches, theatres, libraries, public transport, motels, recreation centres, childcare facilities and hospitals. Smoking was banned in all 'substantially enclosed' licensed premises in New South Wales from 2 July 2007 after being phased in from 2005 to 2007. The phase-in period involved a ban on smoking in 50% of the enclosed area of hotels, nightclubs and clubs in 2005. The ban was increased to 75% of the total enclosed area of licensed venues in 2006 and finally in 2007 a total ban on smoking in all enclosed (including substantially enclosed) areas of licensed premises was imposed. Smoking is permitted in private gaming rooms of casinos.
The Smoke-free Environment Act states that every 'enclosed public place' (other than an exempt place) is a 'smokefree area'. Examples of places that are smokefree if they are enclosed public places include:
New York City passes a comprehensive ordinance effectively banning smoking in most workplaces. Maryland enacts a smoke-free policy for all workplaces except hotels, bars, some restaurants, and private clubs. California passes comprehensive legislation that prohibits smoking in most enclosed workplaces. Vermont’s smoking ban is extended to include restaurants, bars, hotels, and motels except establishments holding a cabaret license.
Few restrictions have been placed on tobacco advertising in Japan. The Tobacco Institute of Japan, an industry body comprising manufacturers, has created a set of self-imposed regulations to allow messages such as “Smoking causes lung cancer, worsens emphysema and increases the risk of a heart attack or a stroke” to appear on cigarette packets.
The U.S. Department of Defense prohibits smoking in all indoor military facilities. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposes a rule that would ban smoking in most U.S. workplaces. San Francisco passes a ban on smoking in all restaurants and workplaces. The Pro-Children Act requires persons who provide federally funded children’s services to prohibit smoking in their facilities. Utah enacts a law restricting smoking in most workplaces.
President Clinton signs an executive order establishing a smoke-free environment for federal employees and all members of the public visiting federally owned facilities. The California EPA issues a report determining that secondhand smoke is a toxic air contaminant. Settlement is reached in the class-action lawsuit brought by flight attendants exposed to secondhand smoke.