New signage is reminding smokers to butt out in City of Trail parks and other public spaces.
Council enacted the prohibition in January, and is now installing “Smoke Free Spaces” signs in areas that are frequented by families and children to raise awareness about the stricter regulations.
Coun. Lisa Pasin brought the smoke free initiative to the table in the spring of 2016.
“Through the hard work of staff and council, our team was able to approve and implement the no smoking bylaw in public spaces program,” Pasin told the Trail Times.
“It’s terrific to have this program in place, particularly with a summer that has been ridden with wildfires,” she said.
“The timing of this is really important for us all as we need to be mindful of not only where smoking is allowed, but to safely discard cigarette butts.”
The Smoking Control Bylaw stipulates that no person shall smoke in any park, at or within six metres of any recreational facility, or at an outdoor special event. This includes inhaling, burning or carrying a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, hookah pipe, electronic cigarette, or other smoking equipment, that burns or vaporizes tobacco, marijuana or any other substance.