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Tobacco Free Environments: Sport and Recreation

Resources

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 wellnessnb.ca 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
 

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.

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


Legislation in New Brunswick 

Smoke-Free Places Act
New Brunswick's Smoke-Free Places Act prohibits smoking and vaping tobacco, cannabis and all other substances in all enclosed public places, indoor workplaces, school grounds, as well as in vehicles when a person under the age of 16 is present. Many public outdoor settings, including the following, also prohibit smoking and vaping as per the Act: 

  • On patios where food and/or alcohol is served and within 3m from the patio boundary;
  • 9m from doorways, windows and air intakes of buildings that are for public use;
  • In outdoor playgrounds and within 20m of their perimeters (examples include outdoor slides, swings, climbing structures, splash pads, wading pools, sand boxes);
  • On outdoor sports and recreational areas and within 20m of their perimeters (examples include outdoor tennis courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, swimming pools, beaches, skateboard parks, skating rinks, etc., and their spectator stands);
  • On a public walking trail and within 9m of the trail;
  • In provincial parks (except in designated smoking areas and on an occupied campsite); and
  • On the grounds of regional health authorities (hospitals, health clinics, etc.).

A toll-free number is provided to report violations of the Smoke-Free Places Act and to obtain additional information on this legislation: 1-866-234-4234. 

New Brunswick's Cannabis Control Act controls the consumption and use of retail cannabis. It establishes the legal age for the purchase, consumption and cultivation of cannabis at 19 and outlines general restrictions on consumption and possession. Under the Cannabis Control Act, the only legal place to consume retail cannabis in New Brunswick is in a private dwelling or in the land adjacent to the private dwelling (in your home or in your backyard). Consuming retail cannabis in public is prohibited. It is also illegal to consume cannabis in a vehicle and to drive under the influence of cannabis. Note that medical cannabis can be smoked or vaped in public anywhere not prohibited by the New Brunswick Smoke-free Places Act).

 

Reporting Smoking and Vaping Violations in New Brunswick

Smoking and/or vaping tobacco, cannabis, and any other substance in public places that are designated as smoke-free by the Smoke-Free Places Act can be reported to the Smoke-Free Places Act Information Line. The Smoke-Free Places Act Information Line toll-free number is 1-866-234-4234.
 
For other complaints concerning cannabis, such as smoking it in a public place that is not already designated as smoke-free, or illegal sale or possession of cannabis, New Brunswickers are instructed to contact their local police detachment. 
 
More information here.
 
 

Logos and Sample Signage 

New Brunswick Smoke-Free Places Act Official No-Smoking/No Vaping Signs
Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health - Public Health (2015)

       

 

Welcome to our Smoke and Tobacco-Free Environment 
Small (JPGWordPDF)
Large - 8.5x11 with space to write organization name (JPGWordPDF)

 

Welcome to our Smoke-Free Event Sign (PDF JPG)
New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition (2015)

Welcome to our Smoke-Free Event Banner (PDF JPG)
New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition (2015)

Welcome to our Smoke-Free Event Sign (with space to write in your event name)(PDF JPG)
New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition (2015)

Welcome to our Smoke-Free Event Banner (with space to write in your event name)(PDF JPG)
New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition (2015)

Designated Smoking Area Sign (PDF JPG)
New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition (2015)

Smoke-Free Logo (JPG
New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition (2015)
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. 

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