Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living

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Health Protection

Smoking in Public Places

Go smoke-freeResearch shows that secondhand smoke leads to the same health problems as direct smoking, including lung cancer, cardiovascular disease and lung ailments such as emphysema, bronchitis and asthma. Manitoba has had a ban on smoking in enclosed public places since October 2004, through The Non-Smokers Health Protection Act. Public Health Inspectors investigate complaints about violations of the smoking ban in venues such as restaurants bars, arenas, shopping malls and any other enclosed public place.

To file a complaint regarding smoking in an enclosed public places, please contact your local Public Health Inspector.

For help with quitting smoking, please call the Smoker’s Helpline at 1-877-513-5333.