All Victorian Hospitals and their immediate surroundings to become smoke free zones

All Victorian Hospitals and their immediate surroundings to become smoke free zones

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Jo Markov started this petition to John Eren

The law in Victoria currently states that smoking is prohibited within four metres of the entrances to all public hospitals and registered community health centres. This does not include footpaths, nature strips or any surrounding areas of a hospital. So unless the hospital specifically designates that area as smoke free all non smokers have no choice but to walk through second hand smoke to be able to access a hospital entrance. 
This problem is occurring with hospital staff, patients and visitors. The hospital staff I believe have a duty of care to protect the health of everyone, not just their patients. 
My two year old son has a brain tumour and is currently going through cancer treatment. We are unable to attend a hospital without walking through groups of smokers. Those smokers have no designated area to smoke and are taking up their habit in public walkways on a daily basis. Please sign this petition to help change the laws in Victoria to make it safe for everyone to be able to access a hospital safely and smoke free. 
Some Australian states and territories (such as the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia and Western Australia) have adopted Departmental policies, which ban smoking completely within the grounds of public health facilities. Let’s make Victoria the fourth! 

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