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Parks, Recreation, Culture & Sustainability » Parks » City Parks

Smoke Free Parks

The City of Kamloops is committed to healthy living and caring for our environment. Parks Regulation Bylaw No. 35-66 was amended to include smoke free parks and city facilities. The use of tobacco and marijuana and e-cigarettes is prohibited on trails, beaches, playgrounds, fields, stadiums, parking lots, courtyards, and all entryways to city facilities.
» Parks Regulation Bylaw 35-66

Smoke free parks and outdoor spaces contribute to a healthy and safe environment.

The amended bylaw took effect February 1, 2016. Currently, no additional bylaw staffing resources will be allocated to this bylaw amendment but where enforcement is required a minimum fine of $100 will be in effect.

Why Smoke Free Parks?

  • Smoke free parks and outdoor spaces contribute to a healthy and safe environment.
  • Smoking produces associated litter and cleanup costs and toxins released by discarded smoking materials can seep into soil and water, affecting plant and animal life.
  • Improperly extinguished and discarded cigarette butts can cause fires.
  • Reduced exposure to second-hand smoke in public spaces will present fewer health impacts to non-smokers and to persons with existing medical conditions.
  • Smoking restrictions may also increase the motivation for smokers to quit.

According to Interior Health, there is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke and tobacco is the number one cause of death and disease in our society, causing almost 6,000 deaths in BC each year.

Contact
Parks Operations
955 Concordia Way
Phone 250 828 3551
email parks@kamloops.ca

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