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Tobacco Free Environments:Indoor Public Places


New Brunswick Policies and Legislation

Smoke-Free Places Act
The Smoke-Free Places Act eliminates exposure to tobacco use and second-hand smoke where we work, learn and play, which helps protect our health, prevent smoking initiation by youth and prevents relapses in adults who are trying to or have already quit.

This legislation prohibits smoking cigarettes as well as vaping electronic cigarettes and the use of water pipes in all enclosed public places, indoor workplaces and school grounds, as well as in vehicles when a person under the age of 16 is present.

As of July 1, 2015, the Smoke-Free Places Act has expanded the areas in which smoking cigarettes as well as using electronic cigarettes and water pipes is not permitted to include many public outdoor settings.

Since September 15, 2017, peace officers and inspectors are able to issue tickets to individuals who smoke in public places where smoking is banned.

For further information or to report a violation of the Smoke-Free Places Act, please call 1-866-234-4234. You can also learn more about the Smoke-Free Places Act here.

Smoke-free Places Act - Regulations
Regulations under the New Brunswick Smoke-free Places Act

Smoking Shelter Guidelines
This bulletin was issued by the New Brunswick Office of the Fire Marshall and provides guidelines that must be followed when constructing smoking shelters.


 


Resources

Canadian

Ontario Tobacco Research Unit's (OTRU) On-line Course 
This course is comprised of four modules including one on protection which examines current information on second hand smoke, how it affects people’s health, and what is happening in Canada to create smoke free environments.