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District of Mission Smoking Regulation Bylaw No. 5143-2010 – A Bylaw to Regulate Smoking Areas (This bylaw replaces Consolidated Smoking Regulation Bylaw No. 1562-1985, which was repealed when the new bylaw was passed.)

Smoking prohibited in any spectator area (civic property clearly defined by ropes or signs that is set aside for an audience or spectators, including bleachers). Smoking was prohibited within 15 m of entrances to municipal buildings occupied or used by the District in the 2007 version of the bylaw (Bylaw No. 1562-1985), but that seems to have been repealed in the 2010 version. The broad definition of smoking includes other weeds and substances, the smoking of which is also prohibited inside public places and workplaces. According to the bylaw, smoking is still allowed indoors in some places of public assembly, but these are superseded by the BC Tobacco Control Act.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Other Weeds and Substances


“Smoke” or “smoking” means the inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying of a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe or other lighted smoking equipment burning tobacco or any other weed or substances, but does not include smoking by actors as part of a stage or theatrical performance.

“Place of public assembly” means a building or structure or a portion thereof used for the gathering together of persons for the purpose of education, worship, entertainment, recreation, business or amusement but does not include a restaurant, a reception area, a place where only a private function is being held, a municipal building or any part thereof.

Places Smoking Prohibited

Municipal Property
Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools

Buffer Zones

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

Policy Analysis

This bylaw is considered leading edge because the definition of smoking includes other weeds and substances, which is not only prohibited outside in the specified locations, but also inside public places and workplaces. However, the exemption for smoking in stage productions is not recommended.

Date Passed: June 7, 2010

Date in Force:

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: 604-820-3700

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