Appendix Table A
Smoking ban legislation in Canadian provinces and municipal bylaws in selected cities

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Province/City
Date implemented/ amended
Scope
Newfoundland and Labrador July 1, 2005 The Smoke-free Environment Act bans smoking in all workplaces and public places, including bars, bingo halls, bowling alleys and casinos. Smoking is prohibited on bar and restaurant patios. Designated smoking rooms are permitted only in workplaces that are not open to the public.
Prince Edward Island December 18, 2002 The Smoke-free Places Act bans smoking in all public places and workplaces. Restaurants and bars are permitted to have designated smoking rooms, but food cannot be served in these rooms.
Nova Scotia December 1, 2006 The Smoke-free Places Act prohibits smoking in all workplaces and public places including outdoor restaurant and patio bars. The only exception is that in nursing homes and residential care facilities, designated smoking rooms are permitted.
January 1, 2003 As of 2003, smoking prohibited in all provincial government work sites. Smoking also restricted in restaurants, bingo halls and bars until 9 p.m.
Halifax April 19, 2003 Smoking banned in public places, including restaurants, bars, bingo halls and casinos. Designated smoking rooms permitted in bars and casinos (occupying a maximum of 25% of "drinking area"). Minors not allowed in these rooms, and no food service provided. Tobacco bars exempt.
New Brunswick October 1, 2004 The Smoke-free Places Act prohibits smoking in enclosed indoor working places and public places including restaurants, bingo halls, bowling alleys, casinos and bars.
Fredericton July 1, 2003 Smoking banned in all public places including restaurants, bars, billiard halls, bingo halls and bowling alleys. Designated smoking rooms not permitted.
Quebec May 31, 2006 The Tobacco Act prohibits smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places including restaurants, bars, bingo halls, bowling alleys and casinos. All private designated smoking rooms will be eliminated by 2008.
Ontario May 31, 2006 The Smoke-free Ontario Act prohibits smoking in all enclosed workplaces and public places including restaurants, bingo halls, bowling alleys, casinos and bars. Designated smoking rooms permitted only in long-term care facilities and other types of residential facilities.
Barrie December 31, 2006 Smoking ban extended to bingo halls, with no provision for designated smoking rooms.
June 1, 2003 Smoking banned in public places including restaurants, bars, billiard halls and bowling alleys. No designated smoking rooms permitted. Bingo halls exempt.
Hamilton June 1, 2004 Smoking ban extended to bars, billiard halls, bingo halls, casinos and slots. Designated smoking rooms permitted in bars and billiard halls (occupying a maximum of 25% of the seating area), and in casinos and slots (occupying a maximum of 50% of the area).
June 1, 2002 Smoking banned in restaurants and bowling alleys. Designated smoking rooms permitted in restaurants and bowling alleys (occupying a maximum of 25% of the seating area). In bars and billiard halls, smoking restricted to designated smoking areas (occupying a maximum of 25% of seating area). In bingo hall, casinos and slots, smoking restricted to designated smoking areas (occupying a maximum of 50% of seating area).
Kingston May 1, 2003 Smoking banned in all public places including restaurants, bars, billiard halls, bingo halls and bowling alleys. Designated smoking rooms permitted in bingo halls only (occupying a maximum of 50% of seating area). Smoking banned on outdoor patios.
London July 1, 2003 Smoking banned in all public places, including restaurants, bars, billiard halls, bingo halls and bowling alleys. Designated smoking rooms not permitted.
Ottawa August 1, 2001 Smoking banned in all public places including restaurants, bars, billiard halls, bingo halls, bowling alleys and slots. Designated smoking rooms not permitted.
Toronto June 1, 2004 Smoking banned in all public places. Designated smoking rooms permitted in restaurants, bars, billiard halls, bowling alleys, casinos and slots (occupying a maximum of 25% of floor space) and in bingo halls (occupying a maximum of 50% of floor space).
June 1, 2001 Smoking banned in restaurants and bowling alleys. Designated smoking rooms permitted in restaurants and bowling alleys (occupying a maximum of 25% of floor space).
October 8, 1999 Smoking restricted in public places, including restaurants, bars, billiard halls, bingo halls, bowling alleys, casinos and slots to designated smoking areas occupying a maximum of 25% of floor space.
Manitoba October 1, 2004 The Non-Smokers Health Protection Act prohibits smoking in all indoor enclosed workplaces and in all public places, with the exception of group living facilities and designated hotel rooms. Designated smoking rooms not permitted.
Winnipeg July 1, 2003 Smoking banned in all public places, including restaurants, bars, billiard halls, bingo halls and bowling alleys. No designated smoking rooms permitted. Smoking also banned in private clubs.
Saskatchewan January 1, 2005 The Tobacco Control Act bans smoking in all enclosed public places, including restaurants, bingo halls, bowling alleys, casinos and bars. Designated smoking rooms not permitted. Smoking also prohibited at all provincial government work sites. The Occupational Health and Safely Regulations 1996 covers other workplaces, but does not protect workers from second-hand smoke.
Saskatoon July 1, 2004 Smoking banned in all public places, including restaurants, bars, billiard halls, bingo halls, bowling alleys and outdoor patios. No designated smoking rooms permitted. Smoking also banned in private clubs and outdoor patios.
Alberta January 1, 2006 Smoke-free Places Act prohibits smoking in all public places and workplaces where minors are permitted. No restrictions in bingo halls, bowling alleys, casinos and bars. Smoking may be permitted in any place where proprietor prohibits minors under 18, including offices and factories.
Calgary January 1, 2008 Smoking banned in all public places, including bars, bingo halls, billiard halls, bowling alleys and casinos. Designated smoking rooms not permitted. Smoking also banned on outdoor patios. In July 2006, the effective date of this by-law was moved forward by one year to January 1, 2007, with some exceptions. Establishments that installed smoking rooms before July 1, 2006 permitted to continue to operate these rooms until January 1, 2008.
March 1, 2003 As of March 1, 2003, a transitional phase of by-law was in place. Minors under 18 banned from smoking areas in establishments where smoking permitted.
Edmonton July 1, 2005 Smoking ban extended to include total restrictions in all establishments including bars, bingo halls and casinos. No designated smoking rooms permitted.
July 1, 2003 Smoking banned in public places that permit minors, including restaurants, billiard halls and bowling alleys. Bingo halls and casinos may have designated smoking rooms occupying a maximum of 65% of floor space and no minors permitted in these rooms. Bars exempt. Smoking banned on outdoor patios.
British Columbia January 1, 2008 Legislation for province-wide ban on smoking in public places announced for January 2008. No allowances for designated smoking rooms.
May 1, 2002 The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (Environmental Tobacco Smoke Provisions) prohibits smoking at all provincial government work sites. Designated smoking rooms required for all workplaces that choose to permit smoking. Employees of public entertainment facilities can choose not to serve in designated smoking rooms.
Vancouver July 25, 2000 Smoking banned in all public places, including restaurants, bars, billiard halls, bingo halls, bowling alleys andcasinos. Designated smoking rooms permitted (occupying a maximum of 10% of floor space).
† For more information on smoke-free legislation of other cities and municipalities, see Canadian Municipal By-laws Banning Smoking in Public Places. Health Canada
Notes: A "designated smoking room" is a room where smoking is permitted, and which is separately enclosed from the rest of the establishment and separately vented to the exterior. A "designated smoking area" is a contiguous area of an establishment where smoking is permitted, and which is not physically separate from the non- smoking area.
Sources: Health Canada. Public Smoking Bans by Province and Territory.Available at: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/tobac-tabac/res/news-nouvelles/fs-if/ban-interdiction- public_e.html. Accessed May 1, 2006 Health Canada. Canadian Municipal By-laws Banning Smoking in Public Places.Available at: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/tobac-tabac/about-apropos/role/ municip/ban-interdiction/index_e.html. Accessed May 1, 2006 Non-Smokers' RightsAssociation. Provincial and Territorial Smoke-free Legislation/Regulations/Policies, January 2007.Available at: http://www.nsra-adnf.ca/ cms/File/pdf/prov_smokefree_leg_reg_policies_January_2007.pdf. Accessed May 1, 2006.