Pointe-Claire | Quebec

PC-2826 – Prohibiting the Use of Electronic Cigarettes in Municipal Buildings as well as in Outside Aquatic and Sport Facilities OR PC-2826 ? Interdisant l’utilisation de la cigarette électronique dans les édifices municipaux et les installations aquatiques et sportives extérieures

The use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited in all municipal buildings or at outside aquatic or sport facilities. The use of electronic cigarettes is also prohibited within a 9 m radius from any door leading to a municipal building. (The bylaw does not mention air intakes or operable windows.) If, however, the 9 m radius extends beyond the boundaries of the grounds of that particular municipal building, using the electronic cigarette is only prohibited up to those boundaries.

Products Included

Electronic Smoking Devices


“Municipal building”: Any building coming under the jurisdiction of the City of Pointe-Claire municipal council and being used for administrative, sport, cultural, or community purposes “Outside aquatic facility”: Any outside body of water, such as pools, wading pools or splash pads, including any contiguous bleachers or stands “Outside sport facility”: Any outside recreational, play area or sport suface, including any contiguous bleachers or stands

Places Smoking Prohibited

Doorways, air intakes, operable windows
E-cigarettes (indoors)
E-cigarettes (outdoors)
Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities

Buffer Zones

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

Policy Analysis

This bylaw is leading edge because it prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes inside municipal buildings, within 9 m of their entrances and at outdoor aquatic or sport fields and facilities. The bylaw could be strengthened by prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes inside all buildings to which the public has access, not just municipal buildings.

Date Passed: May 5, 2015

Date in Force: May 20, 2015

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: 514-630-1200

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