Smoking bans protect you from the harms of second-hand smoke. There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke. Smoking bans in outdoor public areas have been have made because:
- they are often visited by children and families and they can be crowded
- they allow limited opportunity for people to avoid second-hand smoke
- this approach will achieve an important reduction in many people’s exposure to second-hand smoke and;
- this approach will create a more supportive environment for those who have quit.
If you think a smoking ban has been broken, please advise the Ministry of Health by completing the online reporting form.