Story: Health and society

Smoky environment

Smoky environment

These men are enjoying a drink and a smoke at the Porirua Tavern in 1967. Until 2004, people could smoke cigarettes in bars. This was made illegal to protect bar employees and non-smokers from the effects of passive smoking.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: PADL-000185

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Health and society - Lifestyle and environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30743/smoky-environment (accessed 23 January 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 6 Apr 2018