Tobacco control

Attitudes to smokefree bars among New Zealand bar managers. Summary report

1 Mar 2006

In December 2003, amendments to the Smoke-free Environments Act (1990) required all workplaces in New Zealand, including bars, to be completely smokefree indoors from 10 December 2004.
Before this requirement came into effect, the Ministry of Health wanted to find out how bar managers felt about the introduction of smokefree bars.

The Ministry of Health commissioned the Health Sponsorship Council to conduct a nationwide survey of bar managers, drawn from a cross-section of New Zealand's hospitality venues. The survey was undertaken the month before smokefree bars were introduced (November 2004) and repeated five and eleven months after smokefree bars came into effect (May and November 2005).