Jessica Miller | June 30, 2011
Smoking Avalon may soon be outlawed in most parts of regional parks and beaches run by Metro Vancouver. The Metro parks committee on Wednesday recommended smokers be limited to puffing only in specific smoking zones to be determined by staff. The restrictions go to a vote of the Metro board July 24. Smoking zones would be close to popular areas where many people congregate, provided they minimize secondhand smoke exposure, litter and the risk of fire.