Smoke Free Outdoor Sport and Rec Areas

Why smoke-free outdoor sports and recreation?

  • To protect athletes, spectators, officials and volunteers from the harm caused by second hand smoke.
  • To ensure that our children realize that smoking is not a part of an active, healthy lifestyle.
  • To encourage everyone to live a smoke free life.
  • To enjoy our outdoor sport and recreation areas we must be assured that we can breathe good, clean, healthy air.

A recent study by Stafford, Daube and Franklin in Austrailia has shown that there is no safe level of exposure to second hand smoke – even in outdoor areas.

Smoke free outdoor sport and recreation grounds is endorsed by:

  • Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador
  • The Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association
  • The Newfoundland and Labrador Amateur Baseball Association
  • Softball Newfoundland and Labrador

To date, the following communities have implemented a smoke-free outdoor recreation and sport areas and events policy. If your community has a smoke-free policy and it is not listed here, please contact us and let us know!

Arnold’s Cove
Avondale
Baie Verte
Bauline
Bay Bulls
Bay Roberts
Birchy Bay
Bishop’s Falls
Bonavista
Brigus
Burgeo
Burin
Cape St. George
Carbonear
Carmanville
Centreville-Wareham-Trinity
Channel-Port aux Basques
Charlottetown
Clarenville
Clarkes Beach
Conception Bay South
Conception Harbour
Corner Brook
Cox’s Cove
Deer Lake
Fogo
Fortune
Gambo
Gander
Glenwood
Glovertown
Grand Bank
Grand Falls-Windsor
Hant’s Harbour
Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Harbour Breton
Harbour Grace
Harbour Main
Chapels Cove-Lakeview
Holyrood
Isle aux Morts
Kippens
Labrador City
Lewisporte


Mary’s Harbour
Marystown
Miles Cove
Milltown-Head of Bay D’Espoir
Mount Moriah
Mount Pearl
Nain Inuit Community Government
Norris Arm
Norris Point
Northern Arm
Paradise
Pasadena
Peterview
Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove
Placentia
Port Blandford
Port Saunders
Portugal Cove – St. Phillips
Pouch Cove
Ramea
Renews-Cappahayden
Rocky Harbour
Roddickton
Rose Blance-Harbour Le Cou
Salmon Cove
St. Alban’s
St. Anthony
St. Lawrence
St. John’s
Spaniard’s Bay
Springdale
Stephenville
Stephenville Crossing
Summerford
Terrenceville
Torbay
Trinity Bay North
Triton
Twillingate
Upper Island Cove
Victoria
Wabana
Wabush
Whitbourne
Witless Bay

TOTAL POPULATION INVOLVED – 363, 274
If you would like more information on this issue or would like to speak about the policies already in place in some communities please contact the ACT office.