Montreal-Area Town’s Bylaw Bans Smoking in All Public Places

Article by Canadian Press via Toronto Sun

Montreal-area town's bylaw bans smoking in all public places Canadian Press. A no smoking sign is seen in front of City Hall Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Hampstead, Que. Describing second-hand tobacco smoke as a danger, especially to minors, the elderly and those with lung diseases, the town of Hampstead has tabled a bylaw that will ban smoking on city property -- including streets and sidewalks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

A Montreal suburb has adopted a bylaw that bans all smoking in public places in what is believed to be a first in Canada.

Hampstead city council adopted the legislation Monday night by a vote of five to two.

It prohibits tobacco or marijuana smoking on municipal property, including sidewalks and streets.

It should take effect within a week or so.

The Canadian Cancer Society said earlier this month that Hampstead, Que., would become the first municipality in the country to ban smoking in public if the bylaw were enacted.

The bylaw does not prohibit electronic cigarettes or smoking in cars in the town of 7,000 residents.

Read the full article here.

About Dankr NewsBot

Beep Boop. I'm just a bot who brings you the dankest news in the biz

Leave a Reply

Powered by Dragonballsuper Youtube Download animeshow