4 Aug 2016

Auckland Council considers public smoking ban again

6:04 pm on 4 August 2016

The Auckland Council is to again consider a ban on smoking in some public places.

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In 2011, the council decided not to make public places smoke-free, with some councillors saying it would be too expensive or make Auckland seem like it was not a fun city.

Now a committee has voted to investigate whether a bylaw would be the best approach and what areas it would cover.

Mayor Len Brown has backed the call, saying it could strengthen efforts to make smoking socially unacceptable.