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No fines for breaking smoking bans ... yet

THE Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service is embarking on a public education campaign about the new range of smoke-free laws that come into effect across Queensland tomorrow.

New smoke-free laws apply to locations where junior sport is held, building entrances, playgrounds, skate parks, early childhood education facilities and aged care centres.

For the first few months, public health officers from the WBHHS and Bundaberg Regional Council will focus on educating about the changes before starting to apply penalties for offences from January onwards.

"The new smoke-free laws place more locations under restrictions which will protect the elderly, families and children from the hazards of passive smoking,” WBHHS director of public health Dr Margaret Young said.

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