Our Smokefree Outdoor Public Places Policy (PDF 296.1 KB) is helping to raise a smokefree generation by making smoking less visible in our public places where young people spend their time.
This also applies to e-cigarettes (vaping) because we want to raise a vapefree generation as well. Areas that are smokefree are vapefree too.
Signage is important for communicating to the public that a space or place is smokefree. Highly visible signage empowers the community to self-enforce the smokefree message and ask members of the public not to smoke.
'Lower Hutt proud to be smokefree' signage is available to communicate the smokefree message.
As well as Lower Hutt smokefree signage, we have localised signage to our suburbs including: Stokes Valley, Taita, Petone, Wainuiomata and Naenae.
If you would like proud to be smokefree signage for your community, business or workplace please contact Healthy Families Lower Hutt.
Smokefree logos can be downloaded and used on all promotional materials to communicate and reinforce the smokefree message.
The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) manages the national Smokefree website where you can download a range of smokefree, auahi kore and smokefree 2025.
Free re-useable cardboard smokefree stencils are available from the HPA's Smokefree website. Stencils can be used with washable spray paint on the ground or pavement.
Smokefree zone maps
The smokefree zone maps (PDF 8.1 MB) show the smokefree public areas around Council’s facilities and parks. Maps for the suburban centres covered by the policy will be available once the areas are defined as the policy is rolled out.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
We've developed some Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 188.5 KB) that give more detail about the policy.