Flin Flon | Manitoba

Bylaw No. 2017-21

Smoking and use of e-cigarettes is prohibited within 5 metres or 16 feet of the front doorway of any building ordinarily open to the public.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Electronic Smoking Devices


In addition to the definition of smoke already present in Bylaw 36/96,

“Smoke” also means to use an e-cigarette or an e-substance as these terms are defined in the Non-Smokers Health Protection Amendment Act (E-Cigarettes) S.M. 2015, c.36 in force as of October 1, 2017.

Places Smoking Prohibited

E-cigarettes (outdoors)

Buffer Zones


Policy Analysis

This bylaw is considered to exceed the Smoke-Free Ontario Act in that smoking and vaping is prohibited within 5 m of the front doorway of any building normally open to the public. Note that although the buffer zone for the SFOA is 9 m, it only applies to certain buildings and does not presently apply to vaping products.

In addition,  “Wherever there is any overlap between the coverage extended by this bylaw and a provincial statute, the more stringent of the standards shall apply.”

Date Passed: October 3, 2017

Date in Force: October 3, 2017

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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Bylaw No. 2017-21

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