An e-cigarette (electronic cigarette or personal vaporizer) uses a battery to heat a liquid solution, producing a visible, vapour emission that may produce an odour. The e-cigarette may or may not contain nicotine.

The practice of “vaping” – using an electronic cigarette – falls within the definition of smoking under the City’s Smoke Free Bylaw, and is therefore prohibited in public places as outlined in the bylaw.

Vaping is prohibited in the following places:

  • Bingo establishments
  • Casinos
  • Drinking establishments
  • Grandstands
  • Outdoor public events
  • Patios
  • Private clubs
  • Public buildings
  • Public transportation vehicles
  • Restaurants
  • Sidewalk cafés
  • Workplaces
  • Vaping is also prohibited within 10 metres of playgrounds, seasonal skating rinks, skate parks, sports fields, water spray parks, or toboggan hills.

Related Links

Smoke Free Bylaw 3345/2005 (pdf)

Still have questions? Call the RCMP non-emergency complaint line at 403-406-2200.