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For Immediate Release:
April 14, 2003
 
 
 

Smoke-Free By-Law Decision Delayed to May 22

 
(Brampton) - Following a full day of presentations by community members during last Thursday's Council meeting, Regional Council has referred the debate and decision on the draft Regional Smoke-Free By-law to a special council meeting on May 22, 2003.

Under the proposed draft by-law:

  • all bars, taverns, entertainment lounges, billiard halls and night clubs would become 100 per cent smoke-free by June 1, 2004. Those establishments with a separately-ventilated designated smoking room (DSR) would be able to operate their DSR until June, 2008, provided they are built and operational by December, 2003.
  • all bingo halls and casinos would become 100 per cent smoke-free by June 1, 2004. Those bingos and casinos with a separately-ventilated designated smoking room would be able to operate their DSR until June, 2008, provided they are built and operational by June, 2004.
  • no workplaces in Peel shall be allowed a DSR, except:

    - Separately-ventilated designated smoking rooms (DSRs) shall be permitted where the workplace is engaged in the manufacture of motor vehicles and the workplace comprises a minimum of 500,000 square feet and has a ceiling height of 30 feet until December 2008, provided they are built by June, 2004.
    - Separately-ventilated designated smoking rooms (DSRs) shall be permitted where a workplace is engaged in the manufacture and sale of tobacco products until June 2008, provided they are used solely for the purpose of testing tobacco products and provided no employee is required to enter the DSR.

For additional information, call Health Line Peel at 905-799-7700 or visit www.region.peel.on.ca.

 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Dr. David McKeown
Medical Officer of Health
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 2215

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9 Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail


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