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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 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 and vaping (tobacco, cannabis, as well as any substance that produces smoke or second-hand smoke) 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 its reach to include many public outdoor settings.

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