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Smoke-free Outdoor Spaces By-law

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