The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 prohibits the smoking of tobacco, the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to vape any substance, and the smoking of cannabis (medical or recreational) in enclosed workplaces and enclosed public places, as well as other designated places in Ontario, to protect works and the public from second-hand smoke and vapour.
Where Smoking and Vaping is Not Allowed in Ontario
Under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, smoking or vaping in any enclosed public place and other places designated as smoke-free and vape-free is not allowed. Examples of this include:
- Enclosed workplaces
- Restaurant and bar patios
- Schools, child care facilities and other related places
- Playgrounds and publicly owned sports areas
- Community recreational facilities
- Hospitals and other health care facilities
For a complete list, visit Where smoking and vaping is not allowed in Ontario.
Under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act 2017 (SFOA), restrictions have been placed on the display and promotion of tobacco/vape products, tobacco/vape product accessories in places where they are sold. Guidelines and applications for tobacco retailers, specialty vape shops, and tobacconists can be found below:
Guide for Retailers
Download the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (2017) Guide for Retailers
For Further Information
Call the Tobacco Control Program: (807) 625-5900
Or toll-free: 1-888-294-6630