Barrie | Ontario

By-law 2013-143, A By-law of The Corporation of the City of Barrie to prohibit the use of waterpipes in enclosed public places and in enclosed workplaces. Also known as ‘The Water Pipe Bylaw ‘

Smoking waterpipes in enclosed public places and workplaces is prohibited. In addition, no employer or employee may allow waterpipe use or provide a waterpipe for use in an enclosed public place.

Products Included

Other Weeds and Substances, Waterpipes


“Waterpipe” means any lighted or heated smoking equipment used to smoke tobacco or non-tobacco substances or any combination thereof in a form that may be smoked or inhaled.

Places Smoking Prohibited

Waterpipes (indoors)

Policy Analysis

This bylaw is leading edge because it prohibits the use of waterpipes, whether they contain tobacco or not, in all indoor public places and workplaces. Barrie has cited Section 10 of the Municipal Act, 2001 that allows municipalities to pass bylaws respecting the health, safety and well-being of its citizens.

Date Passed: August 26, 2013

Date in Force: August 26, 2013

Date Last Amended:

Leading Edge: Yes

Level of Government: Municipal

Smoke-free Ontario Act Status: Exceeds Smoke-free Ontario Act

Bylaw Under Development? No

Supporting Information

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