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Hamilton adopts Smoke-free policy

Hamilton adopts Smoke-free policy

Smoking will be banned across a range of public spaces in Hamilton, following the adoption today by Hamilton City Council of a Smoke-Free Environment Policy for the city.

Council has adopted the policy, which takes effect immediately, to show its commitment to creating smoke-free public places in the city as well as providing leadership around supporting New Zealand to become smoke-free by 2025.

The policy will see smoking prohibited from the following places:
• Garden Place, Civic Square, Hamilton Transport Centre and Hamilton Gardens
• Within 10 metres of all City Council playgrounds and all Council owned or operated buildings and facilities
• Around Waikato Hospital on Pembroke St (from the corner of Selwyn St to Ohaupo Rd) and Selwyn St

It was also agreed that all events run or sponsored by Council will be required to be smoke-free.

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