Nation Municipality | Ontario

Tobacco-Free Bylaw

Use of any tobacco industry product on any municipal property is prohibited, whether or not a sign is posted, except in designated smoking areas. Municipal property includes any land and any indoor facilities or installations located on this land which is owned, leased or operated by the corporation of the Nation Municipality.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Electronic Smoking Devices, Other Tobacco Products, Waterpipes

Definitions

“Exposure to tobacco use” means
(a) physical exposure to second-hand smoke and third-hand smoke which occurs when a person who is not actively engaged in using a tobacco industry or related product is involuntarily exposed to pollutants from this product;
(b) social exposure to tobacco use which includes visual and sensory cues associated with the use of tobacco industry or related products.

“Property” means any land and any indoor or outdoor facilities or installations located on this land which is owned, leased or operated by the corporation of the Nation Municipality.

“Tobacco industry product” means
(a) chew, snus, snuff, dissolvable tobacco, shisha, e-juice, a cigarette, cigar, or any other similar or related product;
(b) pipe, waterpipe, electronic cigarette or any other similar or related apparatus for the consumption of tobacco industry or related products.

“Use of tobacco industry product” means
(a) inhaling, exhaling, burning, vaping, chewing, dissolving or spitting any form of tobacco or other related or similar product;
(b) carrying a lit cigarette, cigar, pipe, waterpipe, electronic cigarette and any other related or similar apparatus.

Places Smoking Prohibited

E-cigarettes (indoors)
Waterpipes (indoors)

Buffer Zones

Doorways, Air Intakes and Operable Windows - Buffer Zone 11-20 m
Playgrounds - Buffer Zone 11-20 m
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities - Buffer Zone 11-20 m

Policy Analysis

It is not clear if this bylaw is meant to include cannabis consumption.

Date Passed: July 24, 2017

Date in Force: July 24, 2017

Date Last Amended:

Leading Edge:

Level of Government: Municipal

Smoke-free Ontario Act Status:

Bylaw Under Development? No

Supporting Information

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For more information, contact:

Yves Roy
Manager/Supervisor Municipal By-law Enforcement Officer
613-764-5444 ext. 223
YRoy@nationmun.ca

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