Saskatoon looks at banning smoking in doorways
Having banned smoking inside cityfacilities, Saskatoon council is now looking at extending the ban to the outside.
Under a plan being considered by council Monday night, smokers would have to stay nine metres away from main entrances and six metres away from side doors.
The proposed ban includes such places as city hall, libraries and Credit Union Centre, a sports and entertainment venue.
Smoking has been banned inside city facilities for years, but employees and members of the public often step outside fora puff.
City councillor Bev Dubois said many people from across the city have talked to her about extending the ban. Often, people can smell smoke as they leave a city facility, she said.
"There's a lot of people that have respiratory problems and asthma and it's just not healthy," she said.
If the bylaw passes, the city says it will place no smoking signs reminding people about the new rule.