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New anti-smoking laws take effect

New anti-smoking laws take effect
PUBLISHED: 04 Jan 2013 13:36:54 | UPDATED: 04 Jan 2013 14:17:55

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Smokers will no longer be able to light up at many outdoor locations as
new anti-smoking laws come into effect in New South Wales on January 7.

The state government says smoking is now outlawed at locations such as
children’s playgrounds, bus and train stations, sports fields, public
pools and entrances to public buildings.

Anita Tang from the New South Wales Cancer Council says the reforms will
help protect people from toxic second-hand smoke.

She says smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths and
more than 15,000 Australians die from tobacco-related illnesses each


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