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Non-compliance with Western Australian smoke-free legislation: a complete ban on smoking in hospitality settings is needed

William J Patterson, Michael M Daube, Stephen L G Hall and Denitza Moronova
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (6): 370-371.
Published online: 17 September 2007

To the Editor: The introduction of indoor smoking restrictions in Western Australian pubs, clubs and nightclubs1 has been championed as a public health success and an advance in tobacco control. But how well is it being observed, and is the current legislation adequate?

  • William J Patterson1
  • Michael M Daube2
  • Stephen L G Hall3
  • Denitza Moronova4

  • 1 Australian Medical Association (Western Australia), Perth, WA.
  • 2 Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA.
  • 3 Australian Council on Smoking and Health, Perth, WA.
  • 4 University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.


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