Hanover has thrown its support behind Grey County's Smoke Free Outdoor Spaces By-law.
Deputy Mayor Bob White says the new draft version is more workable than the original plan which Hanover rejected back in December 2011.
The new version has dropped the smoking ban on restaurant and pub decks and patios as well as beaches and trail systems.
Now that the County has made these concessions, White expects other municipalities to also follow suit and support the proposed bylaw.
Mayor Kathi Maskell feels the new draft bylaw is a good compromise.
Under Grey County's proposed Smoke Free Outdoor Spaces bylaw -- all smoking will be banned within nine metres of municipal buildings and recreational properties.
The bylaw will only come into effect if it receives triple majority support around the Council table.
That means the total number of electors in the lower tier municipalities that support the resolution must represent a majority of all electors in the County.