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No smoke-free signs at racecourses: study

26 October 2017 9:46 PM
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The study of 25 racecourses and 25 sports grounds has raised the authors' concerns that the large gatherings at sportsgrounds and racecourses are normalising smoking.

Associate Professor George Thomson says there needs to be a consistent communication of smokefree policies across the country.

This would be most effective if their was a national smoke-free law for all public venues with outdoor seating.

"The experience of smoke-free school grounds as well as of regulations in many overseas jurisdictions, show us that such a nationwide law could work well in New Zealand and could significantly help smokers to quit," he said.


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