From May 2016, we extended our Smokefree Outdoor Public Places Policy (PDF 296.1 KB) to include outdoor pavement dining. If you are a business that offers outdoor pavement dining, you can support the policy by actively promoting the smokefree message through signage and by removing ashtrays.
We know that children do as they see and we want to make smoking less normal by making it less visible. We want to support smokers to quit, while raising a smokefree generation.
There is strong public support for making outdoor public places in Hutt City smokefree. 90% of respondents to our Citizen’s Panel Survey, supported the city becoming increasingly smokefree. 81% of people indicated that they get frustrated when people smoke near them when dining outside at cafes or restaurants.
100% Smokefree cafes
Ripe Coffee Company smokefree pioneers for many years. Cate and Jason Hall are passionate about a smokefree Lower Hutt. They run Ripe Coffee Company and have three 100% smokefree cafes in Lower Hutt.
Days Bay Pavilion Café goes 100% smokefree. Owners Jodene and Angus Onslow-Osborne make their café a healthier environment for their staff and customers.