New rules regarding smoking

New rules regarding smoking tobacco, e-cigarettes, and consuming cannabis will come into effect in Côte Saint-Luc on August 28, 2019.

The new rules contained in By-law 2374 make it a violation to consume cannabis in the same places as it is a violation to smoke tobacco or e-cigarettes. The new rules expand the list of places where this activity is prohibited to include all areas of parks, greenspaces, municipal dog runs, community gardens, and outdoor pools.

In the previous version of the By-law, smoking was prohibited only within 20 meters of playgrounds, splash pads, and sports activities, and during special events at parks.

The City Council adopted the amendments to By-law 2374 at the City Council meeting of August 12, 2019.

Here is a table showing the changes between the previous version of By-law 2374 and the new version of By-law 2374.

Restrictions in previous version of by-lawRestrictions in new version of bylaw
Any place as indicated within the Quebec Tobacco Act and any of its amendmentsNo change
Laundry rooms of apartment buildingsNo change
Elevators, escalators, or stairways in any buildingNo change
Lunch countersNo change
Food courtsNo change
Transit sheltersNo change
Within 20 meters of any playgroundAll areas of parks, greenspaces, municipal dog runs, or community gardens
Within 20 meters of any splash poolAll areas of parks, greenspaces, municipal dog runs, or community gardens
Within 20 meters of sports activityAll areas of parks, greenspaces, municipal dog runs, or community gardens
Municipal parks during a special eventAll areas of parks, greenspaces, municipal dog runs, or community gardens
Municipal outdoor poolsNo change
Municipal buildings and municipal vehiclesNo change
Commercial establishmentsNo change
Places of public assemblyNo change
The workplaceNo change