OTTAWA - Smokers in Ottawa will have to think twice before lighting up in parks and on public patios — the city's new anti-smoking rules kick in today.
Smoking on city property, parks and beaches and on restaurant and bar patios can now lead to a fine of $305.
The changes to the city's smoking bylaw were passed three months ago.
The move also adds hookah water pipes to the list of smoking instruments banned under the bylaw.
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