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 all communities in the Province with populations over 800 have implemented a smoke-free outdoor recreation and sport areas and events policy.

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.