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July 17, 2009

Smoke-Free Places

Since October 1, 2004, the New Brunswick Smoke-Free Places Act has made it an offence to smoke in certain places.  Those places are: an enclosed public place, an indoor workplace, a group living facility, a public vehicle, a vehicle used in the course of employment, and on school grounds. 

New legislation adopted in New Brunswick on May 1, 2009 will add one more place where smoking is an offence: in a vehicle with a person under the age of 16.  This amendment will be effective January 1, 2010.

The Yukon already has similar legislation which prohibits smoking in a vehicle with a person under the age of 18.  PEI and Nova Scotia’s current legislation provides that no person shall smoke in a motor vehicle when any person under the age of 19 years is present in the vehicle regardless of whether any window, sunroof, cartop, door or other feature of the vehicle is open.