At their Regular Council Meeting, held on Tuesday July 8, 2014, Tecumseh Council passed a
Smoke-free Outdoor Spaces By-law, which will come into effect on January 1, 2015.
The By-law prohibits smoking, which includes the carrying of a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, or any other lighted or heated smoking equipment used to smoke or vaporize any tobacco or non-tobacco substance, as well as the use of smokeless tobacco, such as chewing tobacco (plugs, snus or snuff), in the following places:
- Parks, sports fields and recreational facilities;
- Within a nine (9) metre radius of any entrance of any building or structure under the control, supervision, ownership and/or operation of the Town of Tecumseh; and
- Within a nine (9) metre radius of a transit stop.
The By-law may be enforced by any Provincial Offence Officer designated under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act from the Windsor-Essex Health Unit, Police Officer, Municipal By-law Officer or any other person appointed by Council to enforce the By-laws of the Town of Tecumseh.
Any person convicted of an offence under this By-law may be fined a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $300. Any person convicted of a subsequent offence may be fined a minimum of $300 to a maximum of $1,000.
Contact: Paul Anthony
Director Parks & Recreation
Tel: 519-735-2184 Ext 423