Smoking & tobacco
In Canada, all three levels of government have the authority to protect citizens from second-hand smoke.
Federal government can ban or restrict smoking on federal lands and corporations and in areas of federal regulation (e.g. transportation, banking)
Provincial government can ban or restrict smoking in areas of provincial jurisdiction (e.g. workplaces, public places)
Municipal and regional governments usually have the authority to ban or restrict smoking within their geographic limits
For more information on second-hand smoke legislation in Canada, see:
Physicians for a smoke-free Canada: Background on protection from second-hand smoke in Canada (PDF)
Health Canada - "Smoke-free public places: You can get there: Offers information on how to advocate for a smoke-free by-law in public places and FAQs. Includes sample letters to municipal representatives, letters to the editor and case studies.
National Clearinghouse on Tobacco and Health Program: A program of the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control (CCTC), the National Clearing House on Tobacco and Health provides information and networking services for tobacco use prevention and reduction programs, projects, resources, and advocacy initiatives in Canada. Website includes access to databases on tobacco and health, fact sheets and statistics.
Tobbacco.org: a free international resource centre that focuses on tobacco and smoking issues. It features tobacco news, information, assistance for smokers trying to quit, alerts on tobacco control issues, and more.