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Red Deer smoke-free bylaw to be reviewed Monday

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City council is expected to give second and third reading to Red Deer’s new smoke-free bylaw on Monday.

The revamped bylaw bans smoking in public places within 10 metres of where children typically frequent including toboggan hills, playgrounds and skate parks.

The definition of smoking is expanded to include herbal substances and illegal drugs that are lit. The change does not affect people respecting traditional spiritual practices or ceremonies.

The overhaul comes as a result of concerns of second-hand smoke affecting children’s well-being in the community. First reading was passed on Jan. 21.

 
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