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Smoking bans may eventually reach outdoors in Melbourne

February 23, 2012

Melbourne is often described as a clean city, boasting tidy streets and an aesthetically-pleasing layout.   

The Victorian capital has also been working hard at keeping its air clean - having passed various laws to ban smoking from workplaces, restaurants and shopping centres.

Melbourne is now getting pressure to go one action further and follow in the footsteps of NSW - which just announced a ban smoking in outdoor restaurants beginning in 2015.

While the changes might be a difficult adjustment for some smokers, there are many benefits of having a puff-free environment outside and indoors.

Obvious reasons like not being exposed to various health hazards and avoiding the taste of chemicals with your patio lunch is an excellent example, but there are lesser-known bonuses as well. 

For example, when considering residential property investment, real-estate seekers might choose a unit that was inhabited by non-smokers rather than a smoker's dwelling because of the associated costs linked to the habit.

Smelly carpets and yellow walls caused by frequent puffing are expensive to get rid of. Property owners who ban smoking may have an easier time with upkeep - and incur less of a risk.

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