Whistler-Blackcomb is set to bring down a blanket smoking ban on May 31.
People will not be able to smoke anything, including marijuana and vaporizers, the resort says, to preserve people’s good health and the pristine alpine environment.
Health Minister Terry Lake hails the move, noting it echoes provincial legislation on vaporizers.
“Vaping is essentially the same as smoking tobacco products in that we don’t want people exposed to second-hand vape, and we don’t want people exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke because we recognize there is potential harmful effects to both.”
People who work at the resort have one year to kick the habit, as designated smoking areas are set to vanish in a year.
Staff will help those workers access resources and programs to kick the habit.