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BC No Smoking Signage

Official 'No Smoking' Signage

As approved by the BC Government, City of Vancouver and City of Richmond.

Tobacco-related illness remains the leading cause of preventable death in BC. The BC Lung Association is helping recent efforts by the government to create a smoke-fee environment by providing official “No Smoking” signs to support new legislation.

Standard signage plays an important role in creating and maintaining effective, consistent public communications regarding where smoking is allowed.

Download signage PDFs to help you comply with BC Tobacco Laws.

NEW BC Tobacco Laws Information

BC Tobacco Laws


It is against the law to smoke in any indoor public place or worksite, including pubs, bars, restaurants, and shopping centres. Designated smoking rooms are non-existent, and public transit, transit shelters, taxis and work vehicles are also smoke-free.

In addition, there is a 3 metre non-smoking “buffer zone” around public and work place doorways, opening windows and air intakes including apartments and condominiums. Click here to learn more about BC’s Tobacco Laws.

Additional City of Vancouver Tobacco Laws

In addition to the provincial restrictions described above, the City of Vancouver is putting more stringent health by-laws into effect. The City of Vancouver bylaw bans smoking on restaurant/bar patios and bans smoking within 6 meters of doors/windows, as well as 6 meters from customer service areas, including patios.

Click here to view City of Vancouver Tobacco Use Bylaws

Additional City of Richmond Tobacco Laws

Read pages 16 to 18 of the following document for City of Richmond Tobacco Use Bylaws.

Additional City of Surrey Tobacco Laws

Click here to view City of Surrey Tobacco Use Bylaws

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