1 Nov 2016

Outdoor smoking stubbed out in 20 Chch establishments

8:43 am on 1 November 2016

Twenty Christchurch cafes and restaurants will ban smoking in outside areas from today.

no smoking sign

The ban could become permanent if the business owners and patrons took to the initiative. Photo: 123RF

They have signed up voluntarily to a six-month project launched by the Cancer Society and the Canterbury District Health Board.

A city councillor, Glenn Livingstone, said the initiative was part of a wider vision for Christchurch.

"It is one thing to have good new buildings etcetera, that's all well and good in the rebuild, but I think there's a part of public policy we can work on as well, in terms of making Christchurch a new city. People wanted a clean, green city after the quake, and this is one contribution towards that."

Mr Livingstone said the ban could become permanent if business owners and patrons warmed to it.

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