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Canadian Cancer Society and IH commend City’s smoke free bylaw

The Canadian Cancer Society and Interior Health are applauding the City of Williams Lake for adopting a smoke-free bylaw late last month.

Health Promotion Coordinator, Megan Klitch, says only one other Northern municipality has a similar bylaw.

The bylaw which stipulates a 7.5-meter smoke-free buffer zone near areas such as playgrounds, bus shelters, and even the cemetery, is a strong move says Klitch.

 

Klitch says some studies have suggested that it may even be up to 9 meters before smoke or vapors dissipate.

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The bylaw makes the City of Williams Lake the third municipality in BC, joining the City of Vancouver and Harrison Hot Springs to a have a comprehensive smoke-free bylaw, which includes e-cigarettes.

The City of Williams Lake adopted their smoke-free bylaw on Feb. 24, with a maximum fine of $100.

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