April 18, 2018 1:39 pm
Updated: April 18, 2018 1:40 pm

First season with smoking ban gets underway on Winnipeg patios

As of April 1, 2018, smoking and vaping on outdoor restaurant and bar patios is not allowed.

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It might be late, but it appears that patio season has finally arrived in Winnipeg — and it is the first since the city’s new smoking by-law came into effect.

Effective April 1, smoking on outdoor restaurant and bar patios is not permitted.

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Council approved the ban in January, prohibiting all smoking: cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, vapes, tobacco products, cannabis or any substances that generate second-hand smoke.

Ross Eadie and Jason Schreyer were the only two city councillors to vote against the ban.

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The only exemption to the ban is for ceremonies for Indigenous people.

Smokers who violate the ban face a fine of up to $200. Businesses face fines of up to $400.

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