Moyne Shire councillor Jordan Lockett is pushing for smokers to butt out in Port Fairy's CBD.
The father of two said he was concerned about the impacts of passive smoking on his children, visitors and locals in the shire.
"I'm quite a strong anti-smoker," Councillor Lockett said. "It has a really negative impact on other people."
Cr Lockett said it was an issue he had been passionate about for some time and he had asked council staff to look into the possibility of a trial ban.
"I flagged this with council some time ago," he said.
"I think we could do a trial period, perhaps in Port Fairy on Sackville and Bank streets.
"It's horrible when you're walking along the main street with kids when there are people smoking."
Cr Lockett said he would raise the issue with Moyne Shire councillors at their workshop on Tuesday.
"I'm considering bringing it up as a motion," he said.
"If people want to smoke that's cool but I don't think it should be allowed on the main street."
Cr Lockett said he would also flag the need for designated smoking areas if he put up a motion about a ban.
He said he had been pleasantly surprised by the response to his proposal on his Facebook page, with some smokers even supporting a ban.
"The majority of people supported it on my Facebook page but I'm keen to get other people's feedback on it," Cr Lockett said. He said if introduced, people smoking in the CBD would face a similar penalty to drinking alcohol in banned areas under council's local laws. His push for a ban comes in the wake of Melbourne City Council imposing a smoking ban in the Bourke Street mall.
City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp said smoking took a terrible toll on the community and the ban would let the 60,000 daily mall users breathe easier.
"Every year about 4000 Victorians die from smoking-related illnesses, and it affects the health and wellbeing of thousands more," she said.
"There is no safe level of exposure to smoking."
Quit Victoria director Sarah White expects the ban to be adopted by other councils throughout the state.
"Quitting can be hard for some, and not having the smell of cigarette smoke and the sight of people smoking around can really help people trying to quit to stay on track," Dr White said.
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