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NBATC Webinar: "Breathing Easy: Smoke-Free Outdoor Public Spaces and Events in New Brunswick"

May 3, 2016

NBATC Webinar: "Breathing Easy: Smoke-Free Outdoor Public Spaces and Events in New Brunswick"

(Webinar in English)
Date/time: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Time: 12pm to 1pm (Atlantic Daylight Time)
Description: With spring now well underway and summer just around the corner, more and more New Brunswickers will be taking advantage of the outdoors. Thanks to new amendments introduced to the Smoke-free Places Act in July 2015, smoking, as well as the use of e-cigarettes and water pipes, is by law required to be banned in a variety of outdoor public spaces, including entrances/exits of public buildings, parks and trails, playgrounds, beaches, and restaurant patios and terraces, etc. Furthermore, community events that take place in outdoor public spaces, such as provincial parks, campgrounds and beaches, must also be smoke-free under the new legislation. Municipalities, towns, villages, citizens, as well as operators of businesses and facilities that allow smoking or smoke in an area which is not permitted by the Smoke-free Places Act can be subject to a fine between $240 and $5,200. 

How can we ensure the success of smoke-free outdoor spaces and events? Everyone can play a role in ensuring a smoke-free New Brunswick! 

This webinar will help you familiarize yourself with the Smoke-free Places Act as well as tools available from the New Brunswick Government and the New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition to help ensure compliance in your community's smoke-free spaces.

The NBATC's Making My Outdoor Event Smoke-Free Guide will be also be reviewed during this webinar to put you on the right path to organizing a successful smoke-free outdoor event

Presenter: Nina van der Pluijm, Senior Program and Policy Advisor, Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, New Brunswick Department of Health.

Nina van der Pluijm's main focus is Public Health legislation, including tobacco control. She has been involved in the anti-tobacco field since 2004, including the recent amendments to the Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Sales Actand the Smoke-Free Places Act
Register for this webinar:
(Deadline to register: April 29, 2016)