Voices heard

Central and North Burnett Times - - YOUR SAY -

QUEENS­LAN­DERS have stepped up the call for a smoke-free state – and their voices have been widely heard.

An over­whelm­ing ma­jor­ity of sub­mis­sions to a State Gov­ern­ment re­view sup­ported the cre­ation of pow­ers by which body cor­po­rates can ban smok­ing in units and apart­ments.

A to­tal of 321 sub­mis­sions were made to the Property Law Re­view, with the high­est num­ber of re­sponses re­ceived in an­swer to the ques­tion of whether body cor­po­rates should have the abil­ity to ban smok­ing in multi-unit dwellings.

Over­whelm­ingly, Queens­lan­ders want to see progress on to­bacco con­trol so they and their fam­i­lies are pro­tected against the harm­ful ef­fects of sec­ond-hand smoke.

The lat­est Can­cer Coun­cil re­search shows 70% of Queens­lan­ders sup­port a to­tal ban on smok­ing in multi-unit dwellings, in­clud­ing bal­conies.

Com­mu­nity feed­back can be submitted be­fore May 5 via www.jus­tice.qld.gov.au. — Chris McMil­lan Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land CEO

SHARE YOUR VIEWS: Let­ters to the editor can be emailed to edi­to­rial@south­bur­nett­times.com.au or mailed to PO Box 312, Kingaroy, Qld, 4610. All let­ters are sub­ject to edit­ing. Anony­mous let­ters will not be pub­lished.

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