SMOKERS can no longer light up in many outdoor places like public pools and transport stops, with new anti-smoking laws in NSW.The state government said smoking was now outlawed at locations such as children's playgrounds, public transport stations, sporting fields, public pools and entrances to NSW public buildings.
Cancer Council NSW's manager for policy and advocacy, Anita Tang, said the reforms would help to protect people from second-hand smoke.
"These new measures will protect children, parents and the whole community from toxic second-hand smoke," Ms Tang said in a statement.
"The new laws will be a help in reducing community exposure to second-hand smoke and reducing the likelihood of future generations taking up smoking."
She said smoking was one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in Australia, with more than 15,000 Australians dying from tobacco-related illnesses each year.