More than 800 Auckland restaurants have two weeks to ensure their footpath dining areas are smokefree. 

Auckland Council has outlined a policy to ban smoking tobacco on beaches, shared urban spaces, council land and al fresco dining areas from the start of November. 

The move has been applauded by the likes of the Cancer Society and Hapai Te Hauora - but Hospitality New Zealand said the policy unfairly targets some restaurants over others.

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