AMA (WA) congratulates City of Perth for helping to make smoking history
The Australian Medical Association (WA) has congratulated Perth City Council for taking a giant step to making smoking history by banning smoking in Perth City's major pedestrian areas.
The combined launch by Healthway Chair Associate Professor Rosanna Capolingua and Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi was a strong indication that the majority of Perth residents were ready to take the next step to eradicate smoking in public places.
Millions of shoppers and visitors to Perth city would no longer be exposed to harmful second-hand smoke, AMA (WA) President Dr Richard Choong said.
“Smoke free public places benefit everyone – be they non-smokers who are sick and tired of second hand smoke or smokers who are trying to give up their habit,” he said.
“On behalf of the AMA I congratulate both Healthway and Perth City Council for taking this giant step for health,” he said.
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