Smoking is off the menu

Press Release – Auckland Council

Smoking is disappearing from outdoor areas of restaurants, cafes and bars across Auckland as more than 800 outdoor dining licences are being renewed with a proviso to be Smokefree.

The move is part of Auckland Council’s Smokefree policy and will apply to all hospitality venues that use council-licensed areas for al fresco dining and drinking.

Chairperson of the council’s Environment and Community Committee, Councillor Penny Hulse, says the change is part of a commitment to be a healthier Smokefree city by 2025.

“Smokefree al fresco dining areas are a health benefit to serving staff and smokers trying to quit as well as providing a healthy and clean environment for customers of our many great hospitality venues.”

The Cancer Society Auckland Northland’s Health Promotion Manager Kristina Marckean applauds the move and says the council is acting in the interests of the health and wellbeing of all Aucklanders.

For full details visit OurAuckland

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