Manchester city council is considering whether a number of city centre areas should become smoke-free zones.
People smoking in selected city centre outdoor spaces would be asked to stub out their cigarette or leave the smoke-free zone as part of a new pilot project.
But there are no plans to bring in by-laws or fines for people caught smoking, with an ‘education-first’ approach, offering smokers support to quit, favoured.
Piccadilly Gardens, St Peter’s Square and the area around Manchester Town Hall are all being considered as potential smoke-free outdoor public spaces.
We asked people on the streets of Manchester if they think it is a good idea.