Should smoking be banned in these outdoor spaces in Manchester city centre? Your views

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Piccadilly Gardens and outside the Etihad stadium are among the areas being touted as new smoke-free zones.

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.

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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.

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