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Ban on smoking at public swimming pool complexes
Under section 5RC(1) of the Tobacco Act 1987, smoking is banned within the outdoor areas of all public swimming pool complexes in Victoria from 1 April 2014. The ban applies to outdoor dining and drinking areas that are situated within the perimeter of a public swimming pool complex.
This ban is part of a range of measures the Victorian Government has introduced to reduce the exposure of children and young people to secondhand tobacco smoke and smoking behaviours. Bans also apply within 10 metres of outdoor children’s playground equipment, skate parks and at sporting venues during an underage sporting event.
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