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Queensland To Lift Smoking Ban For Good

May 19, 2016 05:59 AM EDT
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Queensland Chief Health Officer, Jeannette Young, is urging Aussie families to impose a smoking ban in their own homes.

According to Jeannette Young, Aussie Health Officer, children deserved to be protected from harm caused by second-hand.

"We do need to have a conversation in our community about what is next," Young said in a report by ABC News Australia.

"How do we rid Queenslanders of the scourge of tobacco-related death and disease?" Young added.

The 2001 birth ban will not allow anyone who are 15 or will turn 15 in 2016 to smoke cigarettes, according to Professor Dunn.

Health Minister Cameron Dick is looking forward to see the effect of new smoking laws before considering the age ban. Under the new smoking law that will be implemented in September, smoking at public swimming pools, pedestrian malls, near youth sporting events and skate parks, and near childcare centres is not allowed.

"Let's see how that goes. We've gone from 30 per cent to 12 per cent of adults smoking daily in 15 years - I think that's a significant improvement," Dick said in a report by ABC News Australia. .

"Clearly smoking is becoming socially unacceptable in Queensland," Dick added.

As Queensland pushes the legislation that will ban minors to smoke, the Metro Council in Nashville approved the smoking ban for Ascend Amphitheater, an open-air venue located in Nashville, Tennessee on May 17. The ban will go into effect on July 1.

The new legislation was sponsored by Councilman Dave Rosenberg of Bellevue. The councilman said that smoking at public events is unhealthy and unpleasant to other people who attend the event.

According to  Tennessean, Roseberg's bill only got "one-no-vote" on Tuesday, which came from a smoker Councilman Robert Swope. He said a cigar ban infringes his right.

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