Smoke Free Environments
Tobacco smoking is recognised as the largest single preventable cause of death and disease in Australia. It negatively impacts on the health of the individual smoker,and exposes those around to the dangers of second-hand smoke. Breathing even a little second-hand smoke can be harmful to a person’s health. A smoke free environment is the only way to fully protect non-smokers from the dangers of second-hand smoke. The City of Armadale supports smoke free environments and reducing the negative impacts of smoking in our community.
Making Your Events Smoke Free
The City of Armadale has made smoke free signage available for loan to encourage smoke free environments. The signage is available free of charge to any community groups or organisations in the City of Armadale wishing to make their events or activities smoke free. To hire the smoke free signage and help protect our community from the impacts of second-hand smoke, complete the form below and return to the City's Health Services.
Smoke Free Environment Legislation
Under the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006 there are certain public places that it is an offence to smoke.
Smoking is not permitted;
- On beaches between the flags
- In outdoor eating areas, unless the place in which the person is smoking is a designated smoking zone
- Within 10 metres of children’s playground equipment that is in a public place
More information on these controls is available from the Department of Health.
City of Armadale Smoke Free Outdoor Areas Policy
The City of Armadale’s Smoke Free Outdoor Areas Policy aims to limit the exposure to smoking in outdoor public places within the jurisdiction of the City of Armadale.
Under this policy smoking is not permitted:
- Within five meters of doorways of Council owned or managed buildings
- Within the boundaries of the Youth Activity Area and Armadale Aquatic Centre
- At City run events
- On active reserves (sporting grounds) during sporting and community events
What help to quit smoking?
Quitting at any age has health benefits. If you are thinking about quitting it is important to choose a method you feel comfortable with and that suits your lifestyle.
For information and support to quit smoking visit quitnow or call the Quit Line on 13 78 48.