Smoking ban for Montreal’s restaurant terraces goes into effect

MONTREAL – As of Thursday, smokers will have to butt out on Montreal’s restaurant terraces and other public areas as new rules come into effect in Quebec.

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The new law was unanimously adopted last November in the National Assembly.

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In addition to terraces, smoking is banned in:

cars carrying children under the age of 16playgrounds, campgrounds and sports fieldscommon areas of buildings with two to five residential unitsday cares, preschools, elementary and high schools

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The law also bans the use of e-cigarettes and vapours.

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Anyone caught breaking the law could be fined $250 to $750, and $500 to $1,500 for repeat offenders.

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