E-cigarettes: NSW bans vaping in public places with $550 fine for offenders – The Guardian

Health officials say vapours can contain cancer-causing substances as ban brings state in line with Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and ACT

Vaping is now banned in NSW in public places, including shopping centres, cinemas, libraries, buses, trains, public swimming pools, near children’s play equipment, sports grounds, public transport stops and outdoor dining areas. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Smokers of e-cigarettes could be fined up to $550 if caught vaping in public spaces or on public transport across New South Wales.

The ban will come into effect in July after state parliament passed new laws on Wednesday night.

“Put simply, where you are not allowed to smoke cigarettes, you now cannot vape either,” the health minister, Brad Hazzard, said in a statement on Thursday.

That includes shopping centres, cinemas, libraries, trains, buses, public swimming pools,

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