The bylaw prohibits smoking on all municipal property except sidewalks and roads. However, it allows for designated smoking areas. Municipal property is not defined in the bylaw.
Products IncludedCigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Electronic Smoking Devices, Other Weeds and Substances, Waterpipes
“Designated Smoking Area” means a space located on municipally owned or leased property which has been designated by the Town of Essex with signage and smoking disposal equipment to permit smoking away from areas where persons, particularly youth, congregate or travel.
“Smoke or Smoking” means the carrying of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other lighted or heated smoking equipment used to smoke or vaporize any tobacco or non-tobacco substance.
“Temporary Designated Smoking Area” means a space located on municipally owned or leased property which has been temporarily designated by the Town of Essex with signage and smoking disposal equipment to permit smoking during a special event, fair, community gathering, etc.
Places Smoking ProhibitedE-cigarettes (outdoors)
This bylaw has a leading edge element because it prohibits the use of other weeds and substances, waterpipes and e-cigarettes in the locations noted. However, designated smoking areas are not recommended
It is noteworthy that Essex has not yet regulated the use of electronic cigarettes and waterpipes indoors–arguably where there is more urgency.
Date Passed: October 6, 2014
Date in Force: April 1, 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
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