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Australia: Smoking ban on private balconies proposed for Queensland

Under proposed changes to the law, residents of Queensland may be banned from smoking on their balconies.

The proposals come after research commissioned by Queensland’s attorney general, Jarrod Bleijie, found that smoke from neighbours sometimes forced non-smokers to keep their windows and doors shut.

The Cancer Council Queensland welcomed the prospect of such a ban saying: “Almost one life is lost every day in Queensland due to second-hand smoke exposure.”

Source: The Guardian, 13 January 2015

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