Im a smoker and i do tend to smoke on the odd occasion i travel along the mall - but most of the time it's crossing the mall from Grenfell st side to the northern side of the mall or vice versa, which takes all of 20 seconds lol.
It wouldnt exactly be a large inconvenience if i were banned from smoking there, nor would it be very surprising.
It would serve them well to have maintained a few throughfares to Grenfell st which people could smoke in, as you dont have many options between Gawler and Pultney to access grenfell st without going through a 'strip mall'. People cant 'get their smoking done' before actually getting to the mall.
The fact i can smoke in the mall isnt exactly a drawcard for the mall itself. Despite what non smokers seem to think, even heavy smokers can actually go a few hours without nicotine...
Surprising to see the ACC is still yet to determine if they have the authority to ban it or not. The lawyers must give them a different answer every time they are briefed on the matter