Hampstead, a town on the island of Montreal, plans to ban smoking in all public places, including on the street! The ban wouldn’t apply to electronic cigarettes. The ban is to take effect in the coming weeks and reminds us of the many ways smoking can be banned.
Quebec law bans smoking in all public places in the province, such as in schools, hospitals, bars and restaurants. It also bans smoking within nine metres of these places. Municipal by-laws can even ban smoking in public parks.
Some leases ban tenants from smoking in their rental units. And condo rules can ban smoking in common areas.
And let’s not forget the proposed rules on pot. In Quebec, the rules about smoking pot will be very similar to those for smoking tobacco.