Perth Airport is the gateway to WA and the current situation of smoking at the airport is sending people the wrong message. The health of passengers and visitors remains at risk because of a defective so-called smoking ‘policy’ which directs smokers to retrograde smoking shelters outside the terminals.
During visits to the airport, ACOSH observed many people walking in and out of the entrance to the airport through the thick cloud of cigarette smoke: families, young children, babies, elderly people, couples, and individuals.
Smoking at Perth Airport has been an ongoing focus of concern for some time, and one which ACOSH has received many complaints from members of the public. Following continuing pressure from ACOSH, the airport management has made improvements with larger signage, extended smoke free zones and voice-over reminders encouraging people not to smoke in all smoke free zones.
If you have been exposed to secondhand smoke at Perth Airport and would like to make a complaint, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 6365 5436. Community complaints regarding exposure to secondhand smoke at public places are treated confidentially and are valuable for required action. ACOSH uses community complaints to offer assistance to the government and responsible compliance agencies to review and improve monitoring and enforcement processes.