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Bylaw 02-11, To Protect Minors from the Harmful Effects of Second-hand Tobacco Smoke in Private Vehicles (Smoke-free Vehicles for Minors Bylaw)

Smoking prohibited in vehicles with minors under the age of 18 present.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes


“Smoke” means to smoke, hold or otherwise have control over a lit Tobacco Product; “Tobacco Product” means a product composed in whole or in part of tobacco, including tobacco leaves and any extract of tobacco leaves, but does not include any product for use in nicotine replacement therapy.

Places Smoking Prohibited

Private Vehicles with Children Present

Policy Analysis

This bylaw is included in the database because children up to the age of 18 are protected from SHS in private vehicles. This bylaw is now superseded by Bill 33, the Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act (amends the Tobacco Reduction Act) as they both it and the bylaw use age 18. The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, the yardstick to which all included bylaws are compared, only protects children in cars aged under 16.

Age Restrictions

Private Vehicles with Children Present - 18

Date Passed: March 22, 2011

Date in Force: March 22, 2011

Date Last Amended:

Leading Edge: No

Level of Government: Municipal

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

Bylaw Under Development? No

Supporting Information

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