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Making My Outdoor Event Smoke-Free

Contents: 

  1. Making My Outdoor Event Smoke-Free Guide

  2. Smoke-Free Outdoor Event Tools: 
    2.1    Social Media 
    2.2    Logos and Sample Signage
    2.3    Fact Sheets
    2.4    Community-Wide Policies
    2.5    
    Smoke-Free Event Sucess Stories

Making My Outdoor Event Smoke-Free
A guide for event planners, organizers, and volunteers

As you plan your outdoor community event, there are many things to think about. This guide is designed to help you with your planning, and to help make your outdoor community event smoke-free. 

Outdoor events provide a wonderful opportunity for community activity and engagement. Most New Brunswickers don’t want to breathe in second-hand tobacco smoke. Creating a smoke-free outdoor event protects people, especially children, from exposure to dangerous second-hand smoke. 

The Making My Event Smoke-Free guide was published in January 2015 and updated in July 2015 and September 2017 to reflect the most recent changes to New Brunswick's Smoke-Free Places Act.  As of July 1, 2015, the Smoke-Free Places Act bans smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products, cannabis, as well as using e-cigarettes and water pipes in many public outdoor settings. At a minimum, your outdoor event must comply with the smoke-free spaces designated under the Smoke-Free Places Act.  Even if the Smoke-Free Places Act does not apply to the area where your event will be held, you, as an event organizer, can choose to make your event smoke-free. 

You can view the guide in your web or tablet browser below by clicking on the image or you can open, save and print a PDF version.

Open guide in web or tablet browser 

Open guide in PDF format 

(If you are having difficulty viewing the guide in your web or tablet browser, please ensure that you are using the most recent version of your browser. Please note that the web/tablet booklet format is best viewed in Google Chrome. If you are already using the most recent version of your browser, try clearing your cache and cookies, check your extension settings and restart your browser. Alternatively, you can also view the PDF version of the guide by clicking on the appropriate link.) 

Smoke-Free Outdoor Event Tools 

Social Media

If you are promoting your event via a website and/or social media, be sure to indicate that your event is smoke-free. You can use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other forms of social media to talk about your event and let people know in advance that it will be smoke-free. Here are some tips and tools to get you started.

Open guide in web or tablet browser

Open guide in PDF format 

(If you are having difficulty viewing the guide in your web or tablet browser, please ensure that you are using the most recent version of your browser. Please note that the web/tablet booklet format is best viewed in Google Chrome. If you are already using the most recent version of your browser, try clearing your cache and cookies, check your extension settings and restart your browser. Alternatively, you can also view the PDF version of the guide by clicking on the appropriate link.)

You can also open, save and use these social media images to go along with your promotional Facebook and Twitter posts.  

We love clean, fresh air

Help us protect the environment

Cigarette butts and nature don't mix

 

We want to keep you and your family safe from second-hand smoke

Let's promote healthy habits

  

Logos and Sample Signage 

Open, save and use the following images on your signs, banners and other promotional materials to show that your event is smoke-free.

Welcome to our Smoke-Free Event sign (PDF JPG)

Welcome to our Smoke-Free Event banner (PDF JPG)

Welcome to our Smoke-Free Event sign with space to write in your event name. (PDF JPG)

Welcome to our Smoke-Free Event banner with space to write in your event name. (PDF JPG)

Designated Smoking Area sign (PDF JPG)

Smoke-free logo (JPG
Note: "Smoke-free" logo design by Diane Laughter. The NBATC has been granted permission to use 
this logo and to share it with you so that you may use this logo to promote and educate 
the public about your smoke-free event. 


 

Fact Sheets 

Outdoor Spaces: Smoke-Free for All
An NBATC fact sheet developed to outline the benefits of smoke-free outdoor spaces. 

Protection From Outdoor Smoking
An update by the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit that provides an overview of the issues (SHS, health effects, impact on the environment and wildlife) surrounding exposure to outdoor smoking.

 

Community-Wide Policies

New Brunswick municipalities taking action to protect their citizens from outdoor tobacco smoke:

St. Stephen

Sussex

Dieppe

Moncton

Quispamsis

Hampton

Bathurst


Sample canadian by-laws and policies to keep outdoor spaces smoke-free:

Woodstock, Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario

Vancouver, British Columbia

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Medicine Hat, Alberta

Non-Smokers’ Rights Association’s Smoke-Free Laws Database 

 

Smoke-Free Event Success Stories

Support is building across New Brunswick for smoke-free outdoor events. The majority of recent outdoor community events, such as the provincial in motion Parks and Trails Day, have been smoke-free. Read about them here:

2014 in motion Parks & Trails Day in New Brunswick: Smoke-Free Green Spaces!

Tobacco-Free Champions : Many New Brunswick Communities Starting to Organize Smoke-Free Outdoor Events