No-Smoking Sign Regulations

Continuing with the Town's Education campaign regarding the Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act (the Act), the Town wishes to educate it's residents and businesses about no smoking signs, and sign regulations.

Under the Act, the manager of a place where smoking is prohibited must ensure that signs indicating that smoking is prohibited are posted and continuously displayed in accordance with the regulations (see section 7(1) of the Act).

Managers of businesses are responsible for posting no smoking signs at each entrance of a place where smoking is prohibited, and ensuring that they are continuously displayed. For convenience, the Town has prepared some regulation signs which can be downloaded and printed on standard letter sized paper. 

Download Regulation Colour No Smoking Sign (PDF)
Download Regulation Black and White No Smoking Sign (PDF)

No person other than a manager or person acting under the manager's instructions shall remove, alter, deface, conceal or destroy a sign that is posted or displayed under the Act (see section 7(3) of the Act).

Regulations:

Signs prohibiting smoking

2(1) For the purposes of section 7(1) of the Act, a sign prohibiting smoking must

(a) be posted at each entrance to a public place, workplace or public vehicle and, in the case of a public place or workplace, at a height of not less than one metre and not more than 2.4 metres, as measured from the floor of the entrance,

(b) be posted inside each public place, workplace or public vehicle in such numbers and locations as the manager of the public place, workplace or public vehicle reasonably considers adequate to ensure that the public and employees are aware of the prohibition, and

(c) be clearly visible to persons entering the public place, workplace or public vehicle.

(2) A sign prohibiting smoking must

(a) contain the graphic symbol set out in Schedule 1 (see below), which must depict the symbol in red or black on a contrasting background that makes the symbol clearly legible in whatever lighting is used in the public place, workplace or public vehicle, and

(b) contain the text “no smoking” in capital or lower case letters, which must

(i) be set out in a style and size that is clearly legible, and

(ii) be set out on a contrasting background that makes the text clearly legible in whatever lighting is used in the public place, workplace or public vehicle. 

Size of signs

4(1) For the purposes of section 7 of the Act, a sign posted in a public place or a workplace other than a work vehicle must be at least 20 cm by 26 cm and must have a surface area of not less than 520 cm2 .

(2) For the purposes of section 7 of the Act, a sign posted in a public vehicle or work vehicle must be at least 10 cm by 10 cm and must have a surface area of not less than 100 cm2 . 

Schedule 1