POLICY - SMOKEFREE - QUIT
Legislation and the legal duty of care provide clear reasons to have a completely smokefree Club. Going completely smokefree will help our Club comply with these responsibilities and provide a healthier Club environment.
Accordingly, the following smokefree policy has been developed by The North Metro Cricket Association and adopted by Donath Cricket Club.
This policy applies to all members, administrators, officials, coaches, players, spectators, visitors and volunteers of the Donath Cricket Club always.
The policy is effective from 01/09/2018.
Donath Cricket Club requires the entire area of all sporting grounds and facilities under its use to be smokefree.
Where possible, the smokefree status of our Club will be clearly signed at the entrance to, and within all the Club grounds.
The smokefree status of the Club will be promoted in Club materials from time to time.
Electronic cigarettes may be harmful to users and to those exposed to second-hand vapour.
In addition, the use of electronic cigarettes may give children and young adults the impression that smoking is a normal or desirable behaviour.
This policy therefore applies to both electronic cigarettes and traditional cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes are not permitted to be used in any of the smokefree areas referred to in this policy.
Donath Cricket Club may on occasion promote smoking cessation resources such as the Quitline on club materials.
FOLLOWING THE POLICY
There is strong community support for banning smoking at public places regularly attended by children. This means most people will voluntarily comply with the smoking ban and expect others to do so. Please note that committee members and volunteers will not be expected to enforce the new policy and may not be empowered to do so, although they may still approach someone who is not following the policy.
When approaching a person who is smoking in a non-smoking area:
SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS
Donath Cricket Club will not sell tobacco products.
This policy will be reviewed six months after its introduction and then on an annual basis thereafter. This will ensure that the policy remains current and practical.