NSWCCL President Stephen Blanks spoke to SBS News welcoming the 12-month trial of a smoking ban in Sydney's Martin Place.
He did say, however, that it was important for the change to be introduced gradually. "It is very important that the enforcement of this ban is done in a sensitive way. It would be wrong for Council officers to be fining people in a heavy handed way." Stephen said.
Rangers will walk around Martin Place asking smokers to put their cigarettes out, and will not fine anyone at this stage. Smokers could face a $110 fine at the end of the trial.
If the trial is successful, it could be expanded to other areas such as the Pitt St Mall.
Video: SBS World News 11 May 6:30 - part 2 (from 4'24 to 6'16)
Source: SBS World News, 11/05/2015