Dec 15

Banff passes smoke-free bylaw

Banff passes smoke-free bylaw

Mayor Corrie DiManno said the bylaw sets a social standard.

“It’s also about setting the tone that when you are in Banff we are a community and we value our clean mountain air, and we’re respectful of public places and our environment, “ she said.

“It’s also about improving the health of our community and about modelling behaviour for the youth who we know can be influenced strongly by the behaviour of adults.”

DiManno said she believes the bylaw will also lead to fewer discarded cigarette butts, therefore reducing the risk of starting a wildfire.