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Tobacco Free Environments: Sport and Recreation


New Brunswick

Tobacco Free Sport Program Handbook
The Tobacco Free Sport Program Handbook provides information about the program and details on how to implement a Tobacco Free Sport program/policy in a sport organization or school.

Topics included in the Handbook:
-  What, why, goals & objectives
-  Ten steps towards Tobacco Free Sport
-  Ways to use the Tobacco Free Sport Logo
-  Partners
-  Policy template
-  Fact sheets
-  Youth fact sheets
-  Coaches’ notes
-  Sport specific fact sheet
-  Contact information

What does Tobacco-Free Sport Mean?
This presentation provides information on why Tobacco Free Sport should be implemented.

Join the Wellness Movement
Encourages communities, groups, schools and workplaces to make a commitment to a healthy lifestyle, including Tobacco Free Living. An important part of Living Tobacco Free is avoiding exposure to second hand smoke.  Check out for more information and to make your commitment to keep your sport organization or your team Tobacco Free.

Fundy Recreation Professionals Association- No Smoking at Arena Entrances Poster


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.

Play, Live. Be Tobacco-Free Website

Play, Live. Be Tobacco-Free: A Guide for Developing Tobacco-free Sport and Recreation Policies and By-Laws

Tobacco Free Youth Sport and Recreation: How to Get There

Tobacco-Free Sports and Recreation Policies: Evaluation of Policy Implementation in Hockey Settings - Final Report


New Brunswick Policy 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.