Tobacco control

Young people’s opinion on extending smoking bans to cars and outdoor places where young people go. In Fact

30 Aug 2013

To reduce New Zealanders’ exposure to second-hand smoke and denormalise smoking behaviour, smoking is prohibited in a range of places, including indoor areas of work and licensed premises, and the grounds and buildings of schools and early childhood centres (The Smoke-free Environments Amendment Act, 2003). Possible ways to further reduce young people’s second-hand smoke exposure include extending the range of smokefree settings to areas where they are likely to be eg, vehicles, recreation parks. The Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) Youth Insights Survey (YIS) monitors Year 10 students’ behaviours, attitudes and knowledge on a range of tobacco-related topics, including their opinions on extending smoking bans.