Melbourne city centre aims to be smoke-free by 2016
Published on May 15, 2014 3:56 PM
MELBOURNE - Melbourne is pushing to become one of the first cities in the world to introduce a total ban on smoking in public spaces, officials said Thursday, with anyone wanting a cigarette required to use a designated shelter.
Melbourne city councillor Richard Foster said there was overwhelming support to extend smoke-free areas following a test in The Causeway, one of the bustling streets of Australia's second biggest city.
"I think we're going to actually attract people to Melbourne by being one of the first in the world to go smoke-free," Foster told Fairfax Radio.
"I think there's overwhelming support to progress smoke-free areas given the great success we had with The Causeway."
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