Advocates for a smoke-free British Columbia
March 7, 2018

Quebec town moves to ban smoking, marijuana in public places

The Town of Hampstead drew up a tough bylaw – and it's set to become the most restrictive anti-smoking measure in the country.

HAMPSTEAD, QC, March 6, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The Town of Hampstead adopted the following draft by-law respecting the use of tobacco products and other substance in its territory at its Town Council Meeting held Monday, March 5, 2018.

"Second hand smoke is dangerous, especially for the elderly, people with lung diseases and children," stated William Steinberg, Mayor of Hampstead. "That is why we are banning smoking in public in Hampstead. Once marijuana becomes legal, smoking it will also be banned in public spaces."

Here below is a link to draft By-law No. 1019 that comes into force in accordance with the law.

BY-LAW RESPECTING THE USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES IN THE TERRITORY OF THE TOWN OF HAMPSTEAD

SOURCE: Town of Hampstead

For further information: Cynthia Lane, Communications Officer, T.: 514-369- 8200, ext. 8238, C.: 514-773-8238, clane@hampstead.qc.ca

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