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Ask Canada Bay Council to consider banning smoking in public spaces

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In 2015 Manly council banned smoking within ten metres of all children's playgrounds, around all Council managed-land, at all ocean and harbour beaches, and all covered bus stops and taxi ranks. Passive smoking is a potentially lethal and unnecessary exposure to chemicals and potential carcinogens. If people chose to smoke they should only do so in appropriate places. Such places should be either private residences or designated smoking areas that are well ventilated and unable to be "accidentally" entered (ie. you would need to chose to enter such an area).

My name is William Innes and I am 10. I see people smoking all the time on the main street of Five Dock, my suburb. Often when I walk up the street with my father we pass adults smoking and their smoke blows on to me. I understand that people are allowed to smoke but why do I have to be exposed to chemicals in tobacco smoke?

Cigarette smoke is known to cause cancer. I am 10 and do not smoke so why do I have to be exposed?

 



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