Regina’s Smoking Bylaw governs where smoking is and isn’t allowed.
On Wednesday night, the city will host an open house for local businesses and event organizers at City Hall starting at 5:30 p.m.
And on March 9, residents are welcome to attend an open house at the Cathedral Community Centre, also at 5:30 p.m.
Several Canadian municipalities have banned smoking outdoors in commercially-owned spaces such as patios and eateries.
Some of the bans extend to outdoor public spaces owned and operated by municipalities like parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, spray pads, athletic fields, public squares and other recreational areas.
Some go so far as to include outdoor markets, festivals and sporting events.
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In Regina most City facilities already disallow smoking inside the fences of public pools, athletic fields and other recreational areas but the bylaw does not legislate that ban.
Meanwhile, products like e-cigarettes, vapourizers and hookah pipes have entered the debate.
Some municipalities treat tobacco alternatives the same way as cigarettes, cigars and pipes while others are silent on them.
Public feedback is being considered by civic officials to determine potential updates to the smoking bylaw.
City Council is expected to review any proposed amendments to the smoking bylaw this year.