0822 - BC Ferries will ban smoking on all of its vessels and terminals as of Jan. 22, 2018.

The blanket ban is due to the province expanding no-smoking buffer zones around doorways and air intakes from three metres to six metres, the company said.

“Due to the physical space available from doors on the outer decks of BC Ferries’ large vessels and on the vehicle decks of smaller vessels, the new regulation means all vessels will need to become smoke-free environments,” BC Ferries said in a statement.