Butt out - over to you councillors

THE Bendigo Advertiser has spent the week gauging public opinion about the concept of banning smoking in outdoor dining areas.

The message is pretty clear. It's time to butt out!

A Melbourne City Council interim report has found traders involved in a pilot smoking ban in that city were 'overwhelmingly' in support of the concept.

Visitors to the area strongly backed a city-wide roll out of the bans.

The smoking ban trial will end in a few weeks.  

It's clear from the reaction received by the Bendigo Advertiser this week that there is strong support for such a ban in this city.

It's clear from the reaction received by the Bendigo Advertiser this week that there is strong support for such a ban in this city.

From pub owners and patrons to restaurant owners... it seems smoking in outdoor dining areas is something this community can do without.

Quit Victoria said on Friday the strong support for a smoking ban comes as no surprise given public sentiment.

There's something for the City of Greater Bendigo to ponder.

Perhaps a trial in this city or maybe get totally proactive and go straight ahead with a ban.

Smoking has no place in outdoor dining areas.

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