Smoke-free public spaces

Andrew Robinson
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It was World No-Tobacco Day on Tuesday, and the Alliance for the Control of Tobacco was championing the efforts of municipalities and the provincial government to reduce smoking in public spaces.

There are 81 communities representing 71 per cent of Newfoundland and Labrador’s population that have policies in place to prevent people from smoking in outdoor recreationand sport facilities.

Most educational institutions, from the grade-school level to post-secondary, also have policies in place to keep facilities smoke-free.

Organizations: Alliance for the Control of Tobacco

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • ob
    June 01, 2011 - 13:36

    these rules are a waste of time even tough i fully agree with them take smokeing at the health sciences centre the meter police will walk right by the smokers and say nothering on they way to write a parking ticket for an expired meter so these rules are useless unless in forced

  • Sparky
    June 01, 2011 - 10:09

    I think 'smoking bans' in outdoor places are wonderful ideals,& I am a smoker trying to kick this dirty,smelly habit. As for Willie Hunt Pouch Cove: "I turned out OK", yea-rite! & the Moon is made of cheese!

  • glenn
    June 01, 2011 - 09:45

    Crawl back into your cave Willie Hunt.

  • Willie Hunt Pouch Cove NL
    June 01, 2011 - 08:30

    Its pretty bad these days when you can't lite up a butt outdoors. Even when I'm home now and the youngsters are around the mrs makes be turn on the vent over the store. She's always reminding me to open the truck window a crack when they're in the back seat. My ol' man smoked all he's life and he's old man smoked too and all I can remember driving in his Willys jeep was the smell of a zippo lighter and I turned out okay. Two many foolish rules these days. Willie Hunt Pouch Cove NL