Orangeville has an outdoor smoking bylaw that prohibits smoking in many public spaces.
As of June 1, 2012 Orangeville created more smoke-free spaces, for our children, for our seniors, for our community. Orangeville Council made the move to provide a smoke-free environment for those using the Town's properties.
- allows the Town to promote a healthier lifestyle
- helps prevent youth from starting to smoke
- provides a smoke-free environment for smokers trying to quit
- raises awareness about the issue of second-hand smoke
- helps to keep our public spaces cleaner
- provides smoke-free places for those with asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis
The outdoor smoking bylaw prohibits smoking:
- In parks
- On trails
- In municipal parking lots
- Around Town-owned and operated buildings (like recreation centres, the library, the train station, the fire hall, etc.)
- Research shows there is no safe level of second-hand smoke, even outdoors. Public opinion polling by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health showed that residents are in support of smoke-free regulations.
Outdoor smoking bylaws are not about whether people can smoke, but when and where they can smoke, to reduce exposure to second-hand smoke and help prevent youth from smoking.
The momentum is building for municipalities across North America to implement more outdoor smoking restrictions.