Smoking and Scent Policies
Purchasing and smoking cigarettes is legal in Nova Scotia, but there are restrictions on where and when you may smoke. Most indoor public spaces are smoke-free environments. This means you must go outdoors (and usually some distance from the entrance) if you wish to have a cigarette. Smoke-free places are marked with No Smoking signs. If you are unsure about smoking rules at your workplace, ask your supervisor for clarification. Smoking is prohibited in all Nova Scotia government workplaces, including vehicles.
Many indoor public places also adopt a Scent-Free policy. This means people may not wear perfumes, colognes, and certain hair and deodorizing products. This policy protects people from allergic reactions that may be caused by such products. Scent-Free areas are usually marked with signs. If you are unsure about the policy at your workplace, ask your supervisor for clarification.