N.B. Government Adds Marijuana to Smoke-Free Places Act

Article by Laura Brown, CTV News

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The New Brunswick government has joined Nova Scotia in adding marijuana to its Smoke-free Places Act. The same rules will apply as they currently do for tobacco or e-cigarette users.

If marijuana becomes legalized in New Brunswick, people won’t be able to light up wherever they want.

“Any substance that is smoked and that creates smoke, second-hand smoke, would be banned in the same places that cigarettes are banned today,” says New Brunswick Health Minister Victor Boudreau.

Smoking of any substance is not allowed near or on patios, or within three metres of patios, and within nine metres of doorways or windows of public or work places. Smoking is also not allowed within 20 metres of children’s play areas.

“The Smoke-free Places Act, during the last session, we brought in restrictions around e-cigarettes, and making it so that wherever you couldn’t smoke a regular cigarette you couldn’t smoke an e-cigarette,” says Boudreau. “Now, with this amendment today, we’re including all forms of smoke.”

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