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Resolutions

Smoking and Vaping in Public Areas

Year: 2016

Resolution

Whereas the negative effects of smoking, both for smokers, and those exposed to second-hand smoke, are scientifically proven; and

Whereas the health effects of vapourized nicotine are still undetermined; and

Whereas the Government of Saskatchewan is responsible for public health in our province; 

Therefore be it resolved that the SUMA advocate with the Ministry of Health to issue a province-wide ban on smoking and vaping in public places.

Provincial Response

Legislation is only one component of a successful tobacco reduction strategy. We also need to engage the public and increase awareness. Municipalities have the authority under The Tobacco Control Act to implement bylaws that further restrict no-smoking provisions. As you are aware, in 2015, the cities of Saskatoon, Warman, and Martensville approved municipal bylaws that restrict smoking and vaping in public areas.

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