Letters to the Editor || Smoke-free CBD || P Edwards

What a great idea, banning cigarette smoking along Peel Street is and I’m sure Tamworth would be one of the very few cities that take the comfort of the majority, non-smokers, into consideration when making these decisions.

However, from the thousands of cigarette butts visible along the footpath as well as smokers wandering along ignoring the signs, either many people can’t read, don’t care or they know there is no action that council will take against those who ignore the rules so maybe it’s time for a system of enforceable fines to be introduced so those who appreciate clean air can breathe a little easier and smokers who think the ban doesn’t mean them can be shown that it actually is all about them and they might use the areas that are set aside for their use?

P Edwards

Safety Bay, WA