No smok­ing on beaches

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

I sup­port city coun­cil­lor Bron­wyn Kropp’s call for coun­cil pol­icy to make Porirua beaches smoke­free.

Sup­port for out­door smoke­free ar­eas is a pos­i­tive step that our lo­cal coun­cils can take to pro­tect the com­mu­nity from sec­ond-hand smoke, pro­mote pos­i­tive health mes­sages and cre­ate a cleaner, safer en­vi­ron­ment.

The ma­jor­ity or our pop­u­la­tion are non-smok­ers so a coun­cil’s de­ci­sion to in­tro­duce smoke­free ar­eas is usu­ally sup­ported by the com­mu­nity and of­ten also by smok­ers, es­pe­cially those try­ing to quit.

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