Legislation / Policy
Smoke-free Municipal Bylaws
Regardless of new and stronger provincial and territorial legislation, municipalities continue to amend their bylaws to further protect their citizens from second-hand smoke.
For more information go to Compendium of 100% Smoke-free Municipal Bylaws (Fall 2009 update).
New HRM PolicyHalifax Regional Municipality unanimously adopts policy to restrict smoking in outdoor spaces.
For more information go to the links below:
- Halifax Regional Council meeting minutes (October 6, 2009)
- Council Approves Policy Regulating Tobacco Use at HRM owned Outdoor Recreation Facilities
- The Province of Nova Scotia strengthens its Smoke-free Places Act as of December 1, 2006
Passage of Federal Tobacco Bill C-32
The Senate passed Bill C-32 on October 6, 2009. This legislation will ban flavourings in cigarettes and cigarillos, as well as tobacco advertising in magazines and newspapers.
For more information go to Canadian Cancer Society Applauds Passage of Federal Tobacco Bill.
On December 13, 2007, the Nova Scotia legislature unanimously approved a law prohibiting smoking in any vehicle carrying children under 19. The law came into force on April 1, 2008.
Nova Scotia has set the precedent by becoming the first province to adopt such a law. This paves the way for other provinces to do likewise.
Ban on Point-of-Sale Tobacco Advertising
March 31st, 2007 - Nova Scotia enacted a ban on point-of-sale tobacco advertising.
Nova Scotia becomes 100% Smoke Free
Nova Scotia announced 100% province wide smoking ban December 1, 2006. For complete details on the Nova Scotia Smoke-Free Places Act go to Tobacco Control Legislation.
For more information on the Smoke Free Places Act please visit sickofsmoke.com.
Provincial and Territorial Legislation, Regulation or Policy
For details on smoke-free workplace, public place and private vehicles legislation, click on a province or territory below.