New Tobacco laws on March 31, 2008 / by Granville Street

As of March 31 BC's tobacco control laws will reduce exposure to second-hand smoke and place limits on how tobacco is sold and promoted in BC. This will give you a smoke-free Granville Street Experience.

Smoke-free changes:

  • All indoor public places and work places in BC will be smoke-free. Bars, restaurants, pubs, clubs and casinos will no longer allow indoor smoking or have designated smoking rooms.

  • Common areas in apartment buildings, such as hallways and laundry rooms must be smoke-free. Smoking is also banned in the common area of hotels.

  • There will be a 3 metre smoke-free zone around most public and workplace doorways, opening windows and air intakes.

  • All transit shelters are smoke-free.

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