Smokers could soon have to butt out on outdoor patios in Winnipeg.

A new report recommends smoking, including e-cigarettes, be banned on restaurant and bar patios as of April 1.

Owners of the establishments and smokers would face fines for non compliance.

The city says a public survey showed 76% of people favoured a ban at restaurants with 58% approving the measure for bar patios.

Winnipeg's community services committee will vote on the bylaw changes next week.