The Cancer Council has recently released the Achieving Smoke-free Apartments toolkit to assist owners corporations in NSW introduce smoke free by-laws.
In NSW strata committees have the authority to ban smoking. Although a very contentious issue, introducing a smoke-free by-law is the most effective way to eliminate the health, legal and financial risks associated with smoking in apartment complexes.
This toolkit is designed to help strata committees advocate for a smoke-free by-law, and to provide guidance on the development and implementation of a smoke-free by-law. The toolkit summarises the health, financial and legal benefits of smoke-free apartment complexes, the steps that can be taken to achieve smoke-free living, and examples of what to include in a smoke-free by-law.
Below is a sample by-law that has been introduced by a number of our owners corporations.
BY LAW SMOKING IN ACCORDANCE WITH STRATA SCHEMES MANAGEMENT ACT 1996, SECTIONS 47, 117, 45
For more information contact your community manager or go The Cancer Council website