07/02/2012 11:18 EDT | Updated 09/01/2012 05:12 EDT

Ottawa Anti-Smoking Laws Kick In, Lighting Up On Patios, Parks And Beaches Banned


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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