Smoking/Vaping Cannabis in the Town of Banff - provide your viewpoint

Should Banff’s bylaw about smoking and vaping cannabis be changed, and should smoking and vaping tobacco be regulated more strictly?

Council directed administration to ask Banff residents whether the bylaw on cannabis smoking and vaping is adequate, a year after it was implemented. Council also asked for public input on whether tobacco smoking should be regulated to a greater degree.

Why is Council asking for feedback about smoking and vaping?

Around the world, there is a growing trend toward smoke-free places.

Over the last few decades, Canada’s federal, provincial and municipal rules around smoking have changed a lot. For example:

Should Banff’s bylaw about smoking and vaping cannabis be changed, and should smoking and vaping tobacco be regulated more strictly?

Council directed administration to ask Banff residents whether the bylaw on cannabis smoking and vaping is adequate, a year after it was implemented. Council also asked for public input on whether tobacco smoking should be regulated to a greater degree.

Why is Council asking for feedback about smoking and vaping?

Around the world, there is a growing trend toward smoke-free places.

Over the last few decades, Canada’s federal, provincial and municipal rules around smoking have changed a lot. For example:

  • In 2000, it became federal law that cigarette packages had to carry full colour photograph-based health warnings on cigarettes
  • In 2007, cigarette smoking in some public places and all work sites was banned in Alberta
  • On October 17, 2018, the federal government allowed the consumption of cannabis, with specific restrictions, and provincial governments across Canada implemented legislation about smoking, vaping and retailing cannabis.
  • Starting in November this year – in addition to visual health warnings – all cigarettes sold in Canada must be in plain, dark brown packages with no colours or logos.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    For the purpose of this survey, please keep these definitions of smoking and vaping in mind as you answer the survey questions.

    Smoking means: (i) inhaling or exhaling the smoke produced by burning tobacco or cannabis; or (ii) holding or otherwise having control of any device or thing containing lit tobacco or cannabis.

    Vaping means: (i) inhaling or exhaling the vapour, emissions or aerosol produced by an electronic smoking device or similar device containing tobacco, cannabis or any other substance, or (ii) holding or otherwise having control of an electronic smoking device that is producing vapour,

    For the purpose of this survey, please keep these definitions of smoking and vaping in mind as you answer the survey questions.

    Smoking means: (i) inhaling or exhaling the smoke produced by burning tobacco or cannabis; or (ii) holding or otherwise having control of any device or thing containing lit tobacco or cannabis.

    Vaping means: (i) inhaling or exhaling the vapour, emissions or aerosol produced by an electronic smoking device or similar device containing tobacco, cannabis or any other substance, or (ii) holding or otherwise having control of an electronic smoking device that is producing vapour, emissions or aerosol from tobacco, cannabis or any other substance.

    Public Premises means: all or any part of a building, structure or other enclosed area to which members of the public have access as of right or by express or implied invitation. Cafes, restaurants, bars, hotel lobbies, or shopping malls are all examples of public places or premises. 


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