Smoke-Free Ontario Act Enforcement

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 workers and the public from second-hand smoke and vapour.

Download applications for registrations for specialty vape stores and tobacconists


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


Retail/Vendor Information

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 - updated July 2020 (Aussi disponible en français)


For Further Information

Call the Tobacco Control Program: (807) 625-5900

Or toll-free: 1-888-294-6630

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