White River | Ontario

Bylaw 2012-03, Being a by-law to amend By-Law No. 2004-07, A Bylaw to regulate smoking in public places and workplaces in the Corporation of the Township of White River

Smoking is prohibited within 15 m of playground equipment within municipal parks and within 15 m of sports and recreational fields in public parks. Includes baseball diamonds and skateboard parks. Smoking also prohibited within a 9 m radius of public entrances to municipal facilities and within 3 m of any entrance to all buildings to which the public has access. The bylaw mentions entrances only, not air intakes or operable windows.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes

Definitions

“Smoke” or “smoking” includes the carrying of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other lighted smoking equipment.

Places Smoking Prohibited

Doorways, air intakes, operable windows
Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities

Buffer Zones

Doorways, Air Intakes and Operable Windows - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Playgrounds - Buffer Zone 11-20 m
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities - Buffer Zone 11-20 m

Policy Analysis

Technically, this is leading edge because it prohibits smoking within 3 m of any entrance to all buildings to which the public has access. However, 3 m is not a great enough distance to prevent the smoke from entering a building and creating a nuisance or health hazard for people entering and exiting. At least 7 m is recommended based on outdoor SHS scientific research.

Date Passed: March 11, 2012

Date in Force: March 11, 2012

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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Contact: info@whiteriver.ca or 807-822-2450

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