Winnipeg Council Finalizes Approval of Patio Smoking Pan
As of April 1, 2018, a ban against patio smoking in Winnipeg goes into effect. The ban will forbid the use of personal smoking devices, including cigarettes, cigars, pipe, and e-cigarettes, on outdoor patios with food and/or beverage service. The purpose of the ban, according to the council, is to reduce the effects of second-hand smoke.
The city already prohibits outdoor smoking near playgrounds and athletic fields, school grounds, healthcare facilities and City of Winnipeg workplaces.