Creating Smoke-Free Spaces: The Development of Smoke-Free Outdoor Space By-Laws

 


Ontario municipalities are taking the lead in creating smoke-free outdoor spaces. While many municipalities have adopted by-laws creating smoke-free outdoor spaces, there is great variation in the comprehensiveness of the by-laws developed and the approaches used.  It is understood that comprehensive by-laws are the ideal, however, little is known about what it takes to make that happen. This documentation of practice project explored the contexts and mechanisms associated with the development of comprehensive by-laws in three Ontario communities: Barrie, Hamilton, and Ottawa.

This multiple-case study seeks to understand what works, for whom and under what conditions to develop smoke-free outdoor space by-laws of high regulatory strength. Key informant interviews were conducted with individuals involved in the by-law development process and documents were collected.

The main report presents the key mechanisms that were associated with the development of comprehensive by-laws across the three cases, along with lessons learned and recommendations for future actions.  The individual case reports provide detailed descriptions of the approaches taken in each case. The results of this study may be beneficial for others who are working to advance smoke-free outdoor space by-laws in their own municipalities.

The following resources are available for review:

Cross-case report: (includes a summary of findings)
•    Creating smoke-free spaces: The development of smoke-free outdoor space by-laws

Individual case reports:
•    Barrie – Case Description
•    Hamilton – Case Description
•    Ottawa – Case Description



Date of Resource:2013/03/01
Target Audience:Health Professionals
Topic:Smoke-Free Outdoor Space By-Laws


File Type File Size
Creating Smoke-Free Spaces: The Development of Smoke-Free Outdoor Space By-Laws

1.03 MB
Creating Smoke-Free Spaces: The Development of Smoke-Free Outdoor Space By-Laws - Two-Page Summary
391 KB
Barrie Case Description
1.2 MB
Hamilton Case Description
712 KB
Ottawa Case Description
122 MB
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