Wellington City Council has voted to make the capital’s beaches smoke-free.
The new plan expands the smoke-free areas already present in Wellington’s city area.
City Councillors have voted to make the beaches in the city, and Grey Street, near Lambton Quay, smoke-free.
While the council couldn’t stop people smoking, signs would tell people the area was smoke-free.
The policy did originally include making smoke-free areas vape free as well.
However, experts in this area said there was
Many people use vaping as a transition to move away from cigarettes.