Smoke Free Policy

BALMAIN TIGERS AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL CLUB SMOKEFREE POLICY

RATIONALE

The Balmain Australian Football Club recognised that passive smoking (inhaling

second-hand smoke) is hazardous to health and that non-smokers should be protected from

tobacco smoke. Passive smoking can lead to other serious illnesses such as bronchitis, lung

cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chest illnesses in children. Accordingly the following policy

has been developed by Balmain Tigers A.F.C. to help protect people’s health.

The move to go SmokeFree also complements Balmain Tigers A.F.C.’s desire

to create a healthy family friendly environment. Balmain Tigers A.F.C. believes

that such an environment and image will be advantageous in attracting new members and

positively promoting the club in the community.

Legislation and the legal duty of care also provide reasons to have a SmokeFree club. Under

common law Balmain Tigers A.F.C. has a legal duty of care to ensure that

employees, volunteers, players and officials are not exposed to potentially harmful situations.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act also stipulates that employees and working volunteers

must have a safe environment to work in. Victorian SmokeFree dining legislation also states that

enclosed dining areas must be SmokeFree.

WHO IS AFFECTED BY THE POLICY

This policy applies to all members, administrators, officials, coaches, players and visitors of Balmain Tigers A.F.C.

TIMING

This policy is effective from 01 / 01 /2015

DESIGNATED SMOKEFREE AREAS

Balmain Tigers A.F.C requires the following areas to be SmokeFree:

Club and social rooms

• Administration and office areas

• Changing rooms

• Toilet blocks

• Indoor spectator viewing areas

• Playing areas

• Eating areas

• Grandstands and spectator viewing areas

• Near entries and exits of buildings, facilities, and the ground