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City of Hamilton No Smoking By-Laws within City Parks and Recreation Properties

City Of Hamilton By-Law:

"By-law No. 11-080 Prohibiting Smoking within City Parks and Recreation Properties will come into effect on May 31, 2012. This By-law will prohibit smoking in the following areas:

•parks
•playgrounds
•recreation centre property
•arena and stadium property
•sports or playing fields
•skateboard parks
•beaches
•outdoor pools
•leash-free dog parks

The goals of this By-law include:

•protecting the health and safety of the community, especially children
•supporting local groups who use City facilities to promote healthy lifestyles
•reducing cigarette butt litter, environmental degradation and improving city image
•reducing risks of fire and health hazards for children
•positive role-modeling for children and youth to decrease the liklihood of them starting smoking
•providing smoke-free environments to encourage people who smoke to quit."

The full article and By-Law can be accessed on the City of Hamilton's website by following this link...


http://www.hamilton.ca/HealthandSocialServices/PublicHealth/Tobacco
/smokefreeoutdoorspaces.htm



This By-Law will be strictly enforced at all Eastmount games, practices, or functions.


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