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I would like to con­grat­u­late Palmer­ston North City Coun­cil on their con­tin­ued com­mit­ment to mak­ing the city a health­ier place to live.

Their eval­u­a­tion of the smoke­free per­mit re­quire­ment to have ta­bles and chairs on the foot­path shows, that smoke­free out­door din­ing is achiev­able, easy to im­ple­ment and doesn’t af­fect busi­ness.

I would like to chal­lenge other coun­cils around the coun­try to cre­ate out­door smoke­free din­ing in their ar­eas and for cen­tral gov­ern­ment to se­ri­ously con­sider im­ple­ment­ing na­tional leg­is­la­tion for smoke­free din­ing.

Sally Dar­ragh, Heart Health Ad­vo­cate Manawatu/Mid-Cen­tral Branch

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