In 2015, Tamworth Regional Council introduced a Smoke-Free Environment Policy so that community members of the Tamworth Region could enjoy outdoor public spaces without exposure to smoke from cigarettes.
An independent review of the Tamworth Regional Council's Smoke-Free Environment Policy has shown that smoking has reduced in the currently restricted areas (Tamworth, Manilla and Barraba CBDs) and that the community supports the policy as a positive initiative.
Following on from this success, Council is proposing the extension of the CBD smoking restrictions to include the block of Peel Street between Bourke Street and Darling Street. The use of electronic cigarettes will also be restricted in both the current and extended areas.
Tamworth is a vibrant city with a growing population that includes many young families. Council is providing community leadership by restricting smoking in prominent areas so that the health and wellbeing of our community can be improved and protected.