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May 12th, 2008:

Woman Fined For Smoking In Car With Children

Posted Mon May 12, 2008 9:02am AEST –

One woman has been fined and other people have been cautioned about smoking in cars with children.

Tasmanians have been caught out by new legislation aimed at reducing the number of people smoking in cars with children on board.

A woman in Devonport has been fined A$120 for smoking with two children in the car and four other people have been cautioned.

Police and tobacco control officers began enforcing the legislation in April, following a three month amnesty.

Tasmania’s environmental health manager, Stuart Heggie, says the fact that smokers have already been caught out should make others think twice before lighting up with children in the car.

Cruise Company Extends Smoking Ban

Monday, 12 May 2008 – micebtn

P&O Cruises Australia has extended its ban on smoking to include all indoor areas on its ships from July 2008. Ann Sherry, chief executive of Carnival Australia which operates P&O Cruises, said the move reflected changing social trends and customer feedback.

“The majority of passengers have indicated they’d prefer to cruise in a smoke-free environment,” said Sherry. “Clearly there’s been a shift in community thinking on this issue and we’re keeping pace with that.”