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Smoke-free parks

Smoke-free parks

In 2005 the South Taranaki District Council adopted a policy that discouraged smoking in council-owned outdoor areas such as parks and swimming pools. It was the first council to do this in New Zealand. Since 2005 smoke-free policies in parks, playgrounds and other outdoor areas have been widely adopted across New Zealand.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Public health - Environmental health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31368/smoke-free-parks (accessed 20 July 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Jul 2019 with assistance from Richard Edwards