Tuesday, August 01, 2017

ADAVB supports smokefree outdoor dining

From today, 1 August 2017, smoking is banned at all outdoor dining areas when food is available for consumption. This includes:

  • premises such as restaurants, cafés, take-away shops and licenced premises, including courtyard dining areas and footpath dining
  • food fairs
  • other organised outdoor events, including community or street festivals.

There is strong community support for this reform, with over 73 per cent of Victorians supporting the introduction of a ban on smoking in outdoor dining areas.

The ADAVB actively supported the Cancer Council of Victoria’s campaign to introduce smokefree outdoor dining under the Tobacco Amendment Act 2016.

As part of our commitment to the oral health of the community, the ADAVB joined 13 other leading health and community organisations to co-sign a statement calling on the Victorian Government to introduce smoking bans in outdoor dining and drinking areas.