Pitt Meadows Gets Tougher on Smokers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2008 – 10
June 4, 2008
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PITT MEADOWS GETS TOUGHER ON SMOKERS
PITT MEADOWS, BC: . Pitt Meadows-the natural place-is getting tougher on smokers with recent changes to the City's Bylaw on Tobacco Sales and Smoking in Public Places.
The British Columbia Legislature unanimously passed a number of changes to the Tobacco Act, formerly the Tobacco Sales Act to limit the promotion and sale of tobacco products and to ban smoking in all indoor public places and work places.
These changes came into effect March 31, 2008. The City of
In a resolution to the Lower Mainland Local Government Association and the
In reviewing requests from the Canadian Cancer Society, Medical Health Officer's Council and the Fraser Health Authority, Council chose to have a buffer zone of at least 7.5 meters and prohibit smoking on hospitality patios.
Pitt Meadows already bans smoking on school yards, and inside any part of a building, structure or vehicle or passenger conveyance, except in private places or private vehicles.
Fines for contravening the bylaw range from $200-$300.
Complete copies of Tobacco Sales and Smoking in Public Places Regulations Bylaw No. 2358, 2008 is available online at www.pittmeadows.bc.caunder