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Corisa Bell, Michael Morden and Al Hogarth voted against the bylaw, as well as a motion by Coun. Bob Masse to defer the issue.

Ashlie said people have complained that three metres isn't enough to keep smoke outside of buildings. Fraser Health has also been pushing for a greater distance.

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He said motor vehicles put out more carcinogens than his cigarette.

"I'm going to start defending myself as a smoker."

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"Since being elected, I've not heard one complaint about smoking."

Daykin said he doesn't know what will happen next. As mayor, he could bring the issue back to council for another attempt.

With the bylaw's defeat, Maple Ridge's old smoking bylaw from 1997 remains in place. That still allows smoking rooms in restaurants, pubs and work places, and allots 30 per cent of casino space for non smokers. Tobacco Control Act, which in 2008, banned all smoking indoors in any public or work space. It also set out the minimum distance of three metres from doors and windows and bans tobacco from school grounds.

Maple Ridge snuffs out smoking bylaw

But he hoped Maple Ridge might again try to pass the bylaw. Doing so would make it consistent with the City of Pitt Meadows, which already has the 7.5 metre distance.

To improve air quality, focus on building and vehicle emissions, he said. law was adequate.

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"We're fairly tenacious," Shaw said.

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"I just see that we're going into a position here that has no good end."

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Judy Dueck was absent.

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She sees many smokers near downtown buildings that don't get tickets from bylaw officers.

adequate. That's why we're promoting the 7.5 metres," said Ken Shaw, manager for environmental health.

"I think I've been pushed far enough," he said earlier.

A staff report describes the bylaw as having mainly an educational function. Instead, the district should just have an educational campaign, Bell added.

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Tobacco Control Act, to 7.5 metres.

Other parts of the new bylaw would have banned smoking from beaches, playgrounds, picnic areas, skateboard parks or sports fields.

Hogarth, a smoker, said exceeding the provincial distance could put the onus of enforcement on to the district.

Bell said she supported the new distances, but didn't want to pass a bylaw that district may not be able enforce.

With three voting against and Ashlie, Masse and Daykin in favour, the vote was tied, leading to the bylaw being defeated. Coun. Nike Air Force 1 Mid Flyknit

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