Englehart | Ontario

Bylaw No. 2012-06, Smoke-Free and Tobacco Control By-Law

Smoking and the use of tobacco products prohibited within a 9 m radius surrounding any entrance or exit of any municipally owned building. Includes “opened” windows, but not air intakes.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Other Weeds and Substances

Definitions

“Smoke” means holding lighted tobacco or any other substances intended to be smoked or inhaled by the person holding it. “Tobacco Product” means any processed or unprocessed form that may be smoked, inhaled, or chewed, including but not limited to, blunt wraps, cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars, chew tobacco, pipe tobacco, shisha, and snuff.

Places Smoking Prohibited

Doorways, air intakes, operable windows

Buffer Zones

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

Policy Analysis

This is leading edge because it includes other weeds and substances in the definition of smoking, by virtue of the wording “any other substances intended to be smoked or inhaled by the person holding it”. This wording also allows Englehart to ban the use of waterpipes by virtue of the word “inhaled.” Furthermore, use of all tobacco products is also addressed in the bylaw. The bylaw’s preamble cites sections 8, 9, 10 and 11 as well as the (lit) tobacco-specific section 115 of the Municipal Act. These sections enable municipalities to pass bylaws in the interest of the health, safety and well-being of people.

Date Passed: April 23, 2012

Date in Force: April 23, 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: englehrt@ntl.sympatico.ca or 705-544-2244

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