EDMONTON — The City of Edmonton has banned smoking near any outdoor venue where children are present.
Under the new bylaw anyone who lights up a smoke within 10 metres of a playground or sports field will face a $250 fine.
The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased with the city’s decision.
Anti-smoking advocates say second-hand tobacco smoke is a health concern and adults who light-up in front of kids are setting a bad example.
The city plans to roll out a public-awareness campaign about the new bylaw before any smokers are ticketed.