Chatsworth Smoking Ban Dependent on ‘Honour System’

April 12, 2012 Updated: April 12, 2012

The council of Chatsworth Township has supported a motion to restrict smoking in most public areas, but the mayor says the town will rely on the “honour system” for enforcement.

The bylaw prohibits smoking in spectator areas, playgrounds, sports fields, and within nine metres of workplaces and public doorways. Public beaches and restaurant patios are excepted.

While there isn’t a bylaw officer to enforce the ban, Mayor Bob Pringle told Bayshore Broadcasting that there is signage in place and people are mostly aware of the restrictions. He hopes “people will for the most part police themselves.”