Wider smoking ban a no-go for Greater Victoria

CRD politicians narrowly reject expanding ban to beaches, parks and other public places

Capital Regional District directors have rejected a proposal to ban smoking in parks, public squares and on beaches in a tight 12-11 vote.

Directors who opposed the motion, brought forward May 8, argued the ban would be too difficult to enforce and was too wide-ranging.

Duncan, Nanaimo and Vancouver already have such public smoking bans in place.

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