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Monitoring approval of new legislation banning smoking in children's playgrounds and public transport stops in South Australia
  1. Joanne Dono1,
  2. Jacqueline Bowden1,
  3. Kerry Ettridge1,
  4. David Roder1,2,
  5. Caroline Miller1,3
  1. 1South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  2. 2School of Population Health, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  3. 3School of Population Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Joanne Dono, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Adelaide, SA, Australia; jo.dono{at}sahmri.com

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Outdoor smoking bans are recommended1 but some are contentious.2–4 Reasons for outdoor smoking bans include providing a supportive environment for ex-smokers, and, reducing the risk of: acute health effects from secondhand smoke; modelling smoking to young people; and litter and fire risk. Conversely, one argument given against outdoor smoking bans is the low and transient long-term health risk. All Australian jurisdictions have, or intend to have, legislation for smoke-free outdoor areas but the legislation is diverse in terms of which outdoor areas are included and who is responsible for implementation and regulation (ie, State or Local Government). On 31 May 2012, the South Australian Government amended the Tobacco Products Regulation Act 20075 to include smoking bans in …

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