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Smoking around schools

Smoking ban extended to 5m around school grounds from 1 January 2015
 
From January 1 this year, smoking any tobacco products or using an electronic cigarette within five metres of any state or private school grounds has been banned. This applies before, during and after school hours as well as over weekends and school holidays.
 
On the spot fines can be issued by environmental health officers, police officers or other officers authorised by the local government to anyone found in breach of this legislation. The ban does not extend over businesses or residences that share a property boundary with a school.
 
Please remember to put out your cigarette and dispose of the litter thoughtfully well before you reach the school boundary.
 
For futher information and to find out more visit Tobacco laws in Queensland schools.
 

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