Find out what we're doing to make Hutt City healthier by helping to reduce smoking.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in New Zealand, with over 5,000 New Zealanders dying every year from tobacco related disease. Non-smokers are at risk too, with 500 deaths per year estimated to be from exposure to second-hand smoke.

It’s your choice to smoke and vape, but please avoid the smokefree areas and don’t smoke at smokefree events.

Our Smokefree Outdoor Public Places Policy was created to help raise a smokefree generation by making smoking less visible in our public places where young people spend their time. We also want to raise a vapefree generation.

The following places are smokefree:

  • playgrounds
  • outdoor public swimming pools
  • parks, sports grounds and skate parks
  • bus shelters, bus stops and train stations
  • beaches
  • outdoor public areas around Council buildings and facilities
  • council run and funded events
  • outdoor pavement dining areas
  • Lower Hutt CBD and suburban centres

Smokefree Outdoor Public Places Policy (PDF 296.1 KB)

Vaping products, also known as e-cigarettes, are devices that produce a vapour by heating a liquid solution. We ask that people not vape in smokefree spaces or at smokefree events. Signage does not include a ‘no vaping’ message, but it is implied.