December 6, 2017 3:13 pm

BC Ferries are going smoke-free in January

BC Ferries bans smoking on board their ships.

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Come January, customers will no longer be able to light up on the outside decks of BC Ferries’ vessels or at any of their terminals.

BC Ferries president Mark Collins says they want to reduce the risk of second-hand smoke to their passengers.

“The policy aligns with other transportation services and ensures everyone can breathe smoke-free air,” said Collins.

WATCH: BC Ferries has announced major changes, including no smoking anywhere. Neetu Garcha reports.

The new anti-smoking policy bans the smoking of tobacco and any other type of substance including e-cigarettes. BC Ferries says the policy is to help reduce the number of complaints they receive from passengers.

READ MORE: BC Ferries to ban passengers from staying on closed vehicle decks during sailings

The new smoke-free policy goes into effect on Jan. 22, 2018.

For more information on the upcoming changes see the BC Ferries website.

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