Date: December 12, 2018

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Smoke-Free Ontario Act (2017)

This page was reviewed or revised on Thursday, November 22, 2018 3:06 PM

The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 prohibits the smoking of tobacco and cannabis, and the use of vapour products, or other prescribed products or substances in the following locations:

  • Any enclosed public space
  • Any enclosed workplace, including workplace vehicles
  • Common areas of multi-unit dwellings such as apartment buildings, condos, etc.
  • Child care centres and home child care locations
  • Spectator areas of sport and entertainment venues
  • Motor vehicles with children under 16
  • Outdoor grounds of hospitals, provincial buildings
  • Within 9m of entrances to long-term care homes
  • Sport fields and playgrounds + 20m from perimeter
  • School properties + 20m from perimeter
  • Bar and restaurant patios + 9m from perimeter
  • Outdoor grounds of recreation centres + 20m from perimeter

For the locations listed above, no person shall:

  • Smoke or hold lighted tobacco
  • Smoke or hold lighted cannabis
  • Use an electronic cigarette
  • Consume a prescribed products or substance, in a prescribed manner

Proprietors of these locations are required to post prescribed signage:

Samples of Smoke-Free Ontario Act signs for locations. Tobacco - no smoking sign. Electronic cigarette sign. A combined tobacco no smoking sign and electronic cigarette sign.

Responsibilities for Selling Products

  • It is illegal to sell or supply of tobacco and vapour products to anyone under 19
  • It is illegal to display tobacco and tobacco product accessories
  • It is illegal to promote tobacco and tobacco product accessories
  • It is illegal to display vapour products
  • It is illegal to promote tobacco products, vapour products or a prescribed product or substance at any place of entertainment
  • Some exemptions apply to specialty vape stores and tobacconists that are registered with the local board of health
  • Post prescribed age restriction and identification signs for tobacco products
  • Post prescribed age restriction and identification signs for vapour products

Ordering Signs

Contact Lambton Public Health
Phone: 519-383-8331 or 1-800-667-1839

Enforced Laws

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