From September 2016 Queensland will become the state with the toughest anti smoking laws in Australia. New bans in public places and wider discretion given to local authorities to extend bans further has seen a marked increase in business for one Brisbane hypnotherapist who specializes in helping people to quit smoking habit for good.
A summary of the current smoking laws and proposed changes:
No smoking anywhere inside pubs, clubs, restaurants and workplaces;
No smoking in commercial outdoor eating or drinking areas;
No smoking in outdoor public places such as patrolled beaches, children’s playground equipment and major sports stadiums;
No smoking within 4 metres of non-residential building entrances;
No smoking in cars where children under the age of 16 years are present;
No sales of tobacco products to children under 18 years of age;
Bans on the display of tobacco products at retail outlets;
Mandatory training of employees who sell tobacco;
Mandatory no-smoking and quit smoking signs;
No tobacco advertising or competitions;
Tobacco vending machines must be located in bar or poker machine areas only;
Electronic cigarettes cannot be used in existing non-smoking indoor and outdoor areas, sold to children under 18 years of age, or advertised, promoted or displayed at retail outlets;
No smoking at public and private hospitals and health facilities, and for 5 metres beyond their boundaries; and
No smoking at state and non-state schools, and for 5 Meters beyond their boundaries.
From September 1, 2016:
• Smoking banned at or near children’s organised sporting events, childcare centres, skate parks, aged care facilities, pedestrian precincts near state government buildings, national parks, public swimming pools, outdoor pedestrian malls and public transport waiting points like bus stops;
• Smoke-free buffers to be increased from four metres to five metres outside government, commercial and non-residential buildings;
• Local councils empowered to ban smoking in other public spaces; and
• Ban on sales of tobacco products by pop-up retailers like those at music festivals.
(source: Queensland Health)
In a statement today by Maureen Hamilton, a Brisbane hypnotherapist who has helped over 1500 people to quit smoking in Brisbane for good she commented on the rise in the number of enquiries she has started to receive saying that the two events must be related.
She commented further, “With the new laws coming into force in September we have seen a marked rise in enquiries for our stop smoking program. Hypnotherapy offers a very effective way of dealing with the toughest part of quitting which is the psychological triggers and habit forming nature of smoking tobacco. These are things that other methods just do not address. And is why our program comes with guarantees!”
Maureen Hamilton is a published author, speaker; and assists people with habits such as smoking and weight issues, traumas, anxiety, depression, phobias, panic attacks, addictions and so much more, utilizing her exceptional skills as a Specialist in Hypnotherapy, Time Line Therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner. The Richards Trauma Process is an exceptional process allowing people with PTSD, anxiety, depression and other emotional issues achieve a calm and peaceful life. Maureen is also a Demartini Method Facilitator.
Maureen has previously worked in many areas of health in Australia as well as overseas. Her health background includes training in general and midwifery nursing, mental health and children’s behavioural issues (including the effects of emotional trauma especially in children). Maureen is very much involved in promoting and assisting people to obtain optimal health and is absolutely committed to helping people become non-smokers, lose weight and have a fulfilling life.
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