Banned smoking in Melbourne Melbourne
Lord Mayor Sally Capp said, that Bourke Street - between Elizabeth Street and Russell Placewhich will be a new smoke-free area, which takes effect from today. Every year more than 4000 people die in Melbourne because of smoking-related illnesses, and every city dweller is influenced by harmful smoke. From now on it is forbidden to smoke in Melbourne's famous Bourke Street Mall. But the ban does not include e-cigerattes yet, but the law is going to be reviewed, and vaping can also be banned in smoke-free areas. That corresponds Tobacco Act, which was introduced in August 2017 and bans smoking and vaping in the outside dining places.
There are 10 more smoke-free areas in Melbourne. These are Howey Place, Equitable Place, Block Place, The Tan running track, Goldsbrough Lane, QV Melbourne, The Causeway, Princes Park running track, Collins Way and Fulham Place. If a person smokes there, they must pay $100, but if they throw their butts on the ground, the fine will be about $330.