Nov. 17: Expansion of Smoke-Free Places Act Sought

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Amendments to the Smoke-free Places Act were introduced to help limit exposure to second-hand smoke. The Act currently bans smoking in enclosed public places, indoor workplaces, on school grounds, in vehicles with children under the age of 16 and in designated outdoor places. The proposed amendments will add the grounds of the Regional Health Authorities to the areas where smoking isn’t permitted. In addition, the amendments broaden the definition of “smoke” to include any substance that can be smoked, vaped or inhaled, including marijuana.