Antigonish | Nova Scotia

Smoking Bylaw

Smoking prohibited within a radius of 4 meters of all public entrances and air intakes to buildings, including windows capable of being opened. Also prohibited at bus stands and patios/sidewalk cafes.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes


“Smoke” or “smoking” means the act of smoking tobacco, including smoking a cigarette, cigar or pipe, as evidenced by the giving off of tobacco smoke and includes the carrying of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other lighted smoking equipment. Where smoke is given off from a cigarette, cigar, or pipe, it shall be prima facie evidence that the substance being smoked is tobacco. “Tobacco” means tobacco as defined in the Revenue Act for the Province of Nova Scotia.

Places Smoking Prohibited

Doorways, air intakes, operable windows
Patios - Restaurants and Bars
Transit Shelters/Stops

Buffer Zones

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

Policy Analysis

This is leading edge because it prohibits smoking within 4 m of the entrances, operable windows and air intakes of all buildings to which the public has access.

Date Passed: April 22, 2003

Date in Force: May 1, 2003

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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Contact: 902-863-2351

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