Huron Shores | Ontario

Bylaw No. 04-06, Being a Bylaw to Regulate Smoking in Public Places and Workplaces

Smoking prohibited on patios and within 4 m of entranceways to workplaces and public places.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes


“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
Patios - Restaurants and Bars

Buffer Zones

Doorways, Air Intakes and Operable Windows - Buffer Zone 1-10 m

Policy Analysis

This bylaw is considered leading edge because it includes a buffer zone around entranceways to all workplaces and public places, not just municipal buildings. Given that the bylaw was passed in 2004, this was particularly exemplary for its time. However, 4 m is not a great enough distance to prevent the smoke from entering buildings, 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: February 11, 2004

Date in Force: May 31, 2004

Date Last Amended:

Leading Edge: Yes

Level of Government: Municipal

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

Bylaw Under Development? No

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