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 IncludedCigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Other Weeds and Substances
“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 ProhibitedDoorways, air intakes, operable windows
Buffer ZonesDoorways, Air Intakes and Operable Windows - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
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
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