The Australian Medical Association wants all major public venues across WA to follow the lead of the Perth Zoo and ban smoking.
The Zoo agreed to the smoking ban after attracting a $160,000 sponsorship deal with the state government agency Healthway.
The ban comes into force today, just in time for school holidays.
The AMA’s WA President Gary Geelhoed says all open-air events should be smokefree.
“Public events that are outside events should look at banning smoking, specifically I would like Gloucester park, you know the trots and Ascot park, Belmont park in the racing world.”