Truro | Nova Scotia

Bylaw No. 0901, A By-Law to Protect Persons from Tobacco Smoke Also known as the No Smoking Bylaw

Smoking is prohibited in any public portion of Inglis Place, including any sidewalk, street, lane, thoroughfare, curb, retaining wall and alley.

The 2013 amendment also prohibits smoking on playgrounds found on Town-owned land; on trails and in parks and green spaces owned by the Town; all outdoor recreational facilities maintained or owned by the Town, including sports fields and their seating areas; the land owned by the Town of Truro surrounding the Colchester Legion Stadium, including the area in front of the Stadium on Lorne Street and the parking lot for the Stadium; and the area known as the “Civic Block”, with the exception of the area identified by signage as a smoking area at the corner of Victoria and Forrester Streets.

On 11 January 2016, Truro amended its no smoking bylaw to include electronic cigarettes. See the definitions section for more information.

Products Included

Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, Electronic Smoking Devices, Other Weeds and Substances

Definitions

“Smoke” or “smoking” means to inhale, exhale smoke from, burn, carry, hold or otherwise have control over a lit or heated cigarette, cigar, pipe, electronic cigarette or other device that burns tobacco or another substance that is intended to be smoked or inhaled.

“Electronic cigarette” means a vaporizer or inhalant-type device, whether called an electronic cigarette or any other name, containing a power source and heating element designed to heat a substance and produce a vapour intended to be inhaled.

Places Smoking Prohibited

Municipal Property
Parks
Playgrounds, which may include Splash Pads and Wading Pools
Sidewalks
Sports and Recreational Fields and Facilities
Streets
Trails

Policy Analysis

This is leading edge because it includes electronic cigarettes and other weeds and substances in the definition of smoking. Furthermore, smoking is prohibited on some streets and on trails.

It is not clear whether smoking is prohibited on all municipal property or just the locations named in the bylaw.

Naming locations in a bylaw is not recommended as it means bylaw amendments have to be made each time a new property is added.

Date Passed:

Date in Force: January 11, 2016

Date Last Amended: January 11, 2016

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:

902-895-4484

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