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
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