Smoke-free Act to protect the people of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia is a Canadian province located on the southeastern coast of Canada. It is the most
populous province in Atlantic Canada. Its capital, Halifax, is a major economic centre of the region.
Nova Scotia is the second-smallest province in Canada. A population of Nova Scotia is estimated
as about 940,000, the second in the most-densely populated area in Canada. It was named after
the Scotland, and today people of Scottish descent are still the largest ethnic group in the province.
(L) A map of Nova Scotia (R) A satellite photograph of Nova Scotia
@Smoke-free Places Act Prohibitions
No person shall smoke in any enclosed place that is or includes:
(a) a daycare or pre-school
(b) a school, community college or university
(c) a library, art gallery or museum
(d) a health-care facility
(e) a cinema or theatre
(f) a video arcade or pool hall
(g) a recreational facility, including, but not limited to, a bowling alley, fitness centre,
gymnasium, pool or rink
(h) a multi-service centre, community centre or hall, arena, fire hall or church hall
(i) a meeting or conference room or hall, ballroom or conference centre
(j) a retail shop, boutique, market or store or shopping mall
(k) a laundromat
(l) a ferry, ferry terminal, bus, bus station or shelter, taxi, taxi shelter, limousine or vehicle
carrying passengers for hire
(m) a vehicle used during the period of employment while carrying two or more employees
(n) the common area of a commercial building or multi-unit residential building,
including, but not limited to, corridors, lobbies, stairwells, elevators, escalators, eating areas,
washrooms and restrooms
(na) a restaurant
(nb) a lounge or beverage room
(nc) a private club
(nd) a cabaret, club or other place licensed to serve alcoholic beverages
(ne) a place that is being used for bingo
(nf) a facility as defined in the Hospitals Act
(o) offices of the Government of the Province, a municipality, a village or a school board,
or any agency thereof
(p) a provincial jail, prison, detention centre, lock-up or reformatory or another penal
(2) No person shall smoke on the grounds of a school.
No person shall smoke in a motor vehicle when any person under the age of nineteen
years is present in the vehicle regardless of whether any window, sunroof, car top, door
or other feature of the vehicle is open.
(3) No person shall smoke in the outdoor area of a restaurant or a place licensed to
serve alcoholic beverages if that area is used for the serving or consumption of food or
(4) No person shall smoke in an outdoor area within four metres of an intake for a building
ventilation system, an open window of a place of employment or an entrance to a place
Source: Smoke-free Places Act Nova Scotia 2002, 2005, 2007
Nova Scotia became 100% smoke-free starting December 2006. Amendments to the provincial
Smoke-Free Places Act (SFPA) makes Nova Scotia's legislation the strongest in Canada.
The goal is to protect Nova Scotians from tobacco smoke.
(L) A map of Halifax (R) Halifax skyline
(L) A night view of Halifax (R) Historic site of Halifax
The urban area of Halifax Regional Municipality is a major economic centre in eastern Canada
with a large concentration of government services and private sector companies. Halifax serves
as the business, banking, government and cultural centre for the Maritime region. Major employers
and economic generators include the Department of National Defence, as well as the Port of
Halifax. The municipality has a growing concentration of manufacturing industries and is becoming
a major multi-modal transportation hub through growth at the port, the Halifax Stanfield
International Airport, and improving rail and highway connections.
Peggys Cove light house and the Atlantic Ocean
From its inception, the community's economy revolved around the fishery. However, tourism began
to overtake fishing industry in economic importance following the Second World War. Today,
Peggys Cove is primarily a tourist attraction, although its inhabitants still fish for lobster, and the
community maintains a rustic undeveloped appearance. The regional municipality and the provincial
government have been strict land-use regulations close to Peggys Cove, with most property
development being prohibited. Similarly there are restrictions on who can live in the community
to prevent inflation of property values for year-round residents.
(L) Peggys Cove (R) This photo was referred from the website of e-tourism Network Canada.
Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia, photographed in June 1973.
(L) Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia, photographed in June 1973.
The car parked in the highway was the writer's station wagon, Vista Cruiser manufactured in 1973 by GM.
(R) This photo was referred from the website of Parks Canada.
A water fall at Black Brook Beach, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia,
photographed in June 1973.
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The article was written in December 2007, and revised in November 2009,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.