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Co-op goes smoke free

Co-op goes smoke free

Local smokers will face another deterrent to give up their daily addiction as the Barossa’s Co-op becomes a non-smoking precinct.

The first stage will be implemented on February 1 and will prohibit smoking within 15 metres of the entrance to all shops. The second phase will introduce no smoking on any of The Co-op’s property, which will come into affect on May 1.

The Co-op’s chief executive officer, Mr Graeme Longmuir said they are supporting the majority of members who would like the organisation to become a non-smoking precinct.

“We have had lots of complaints from young families, elderly people and from outsiders saying it’s nice (the mall) but walking through a haze of smoke is not a very attractive thing for The Co-op,” said Mr Longmuir.

“We are doing it for the majority and understand there will be some people that are affected from this decision.”

For the full story, grab January 16 edition of The Leader.