SMOKERS will be further penalised if Fairfield Council adopts two outdoor dining policy options at its next meeting.
Under option A, they won't be able to smoke within 10 metres of children's play areas and four metres of building access points.
Option B would prohibit smoking in all outdoor dining areas from July 6, 2015.
The council policy has been reviewed to ensure it's consistent with the Department of Planning and Infrastructure's proposed new controls.
While councillors are leaning towards option A, Councillor Lawrence White has raised concerns about how it would be implemented.
"It's very hard for any shop to enforce," he said.
Cr Lawrence said the council area had a large number of smokers and this would make it "very difficult to monitor" the enforcement of the policy.
"Our community is going to be more impacted than any other community. This will have a large impact on our businesses too," he said.
Cr White also said it would be unfair to ban people from smoking in outdoor dining areas overnight. "I really could not support that policy," he said.