North Vancouver, District of | British Columbia

Smoking Regulation Bylaw 7792, 2010 – A bylaw to regulate smoking pursuant to section 8(3)(i) of the Community Charter

Smoking prohibited in or within 6 m of a building, transit stop or transit shelter where people wait for public transit; on or within 6 m of a customer service area (patio); within 6 m of any building including any door or window that opens or air intake; on or within 6 m of children’s play equipment or playground, playing field, swimming beach, food concession, picnic area or skateboard park; any part of a park or other municipal property being used for any public event or activity; the grounds of any municipal building used for public recreation; Lynn Valley Village or Maplewood Farm. Definition of smoking is broad and includes hookah pipes and other weeds and substances. “Outdoor Customer Service Area” means a part of private or public property located immediately outside of a restaurant, retail food service, neighbourhood public house or licensed lounge whether partially enclosed or unenclosed, including a balcony, patio, yard, or sidewalk that is connected to or associated with a Business or use in a Building or Premises that includes the service of food or beverages, which may include alcoholic drinks, to customers or other persons for consumption on site.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Other Weeds and Substances, Waterpipes


“Smoke” or “Smoking” means to purposely inhale or exhale smoke from or burn or carry, a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, hookah pipe, or other lighted smoking equipment that burns tobacco or other weed or substance, but does not apply to the ceremonial use of tobacco in connection with a traditional Aboriginal cultural activity.

Places Smoking Prohibited

Doorways, air intakes, operable windows
Outdoor Events
Patios - Restaurants and Bars
Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities
Transit Shelters/Stops
Waterpipes (outdoors)

Buffer Zones

Doorways, Air Intakes and Operable Windows - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Patios - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Playgrounds - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities - Buffer Zone 1-10 m
Transit Shelters/Stops - Buffer Zone 1-10 m

Policy Analysis

This bylaw is considered leading edge because it includes waterpipes and other weeds and substances and prohibits smoking on beaches and within a buffer zone from transit shelters and patios.

Date Passed: April 19, 2010

Date in Force: May 15, 2010

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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