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9 Metre Smoking By-law No 24-09

 

​By-law No 24-09 prohibits smoking within 9 metres of any entrance or exit of buildings owned or leased by the Regional Municipality of Halton or its local municipalities.

Overview of by-law No 24-09

As of February 15, 2010, by-law No 24-09 (external link) prohibits smoking within 9 metres of any entrance or exit of buildings owned or leased by the Regional Municipality of Halton or its local municipalities.

This includes:

  • municipal offices
  • community centres
  • libraries
  • indoor swimming pools
  • arenas
  • museums
  • art galleries
  • public washrooms
  • recreational centres
  • police stations
  • fire halls
  • ambulance stations

How will the by-law be enforced?

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For issues of non-compliance with Halton by-law 24-09 (external link), Tobacco Enforcement Officers will use a progressive enforcement approach. This includes:

  • conducting surveillance
  • providing education
  • issuing warnings where appropriate
  • issuing charges by way of a Part 1 (ticket) or a Part 3 (summons)

Individuals found to be in non-compliance of the by-law, may be issued a:

  • warning
  • Certificate of Offence (ticket) with a set fines
  • Provincial Offence Summons to appear in court

To file a complaint about smoking in public places, call the Health Department by dialing 311.

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