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Municipalities consider stricter smoking bylaws


The places where smokers can legally light up have shrunk in recent years.

There are smoking bans in restaurants and bars, beaches and parks and around the entrances to most public buildings.

Now, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Lung Association of B.C. are pushing for even tighter bylaws.

A letter outlining their suggestions for a Smoke-Free Outdoor Public Places bylaw is before Kelowna city council, and will be discussed by municipalities across B.C. in the coming months.

Scott McDonald is the President and CEO of the Lung Association of B.C., and explained what changes they have in mind to Daybreak host Chris Walker.
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