Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA, 2017) prohibits the smoking of tobacco, the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to vape any substance and the smoking of cannabis (medical and 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. Toronto Public Health performs inspections and responds to complaints to enforce the SFOA, 2017 within the Toronto.
Smoking refers to the smoking or holding of lit tobacco or cannabis (medical or recreational). Vaping refers to inhaling or exhaling vapour from an electronic cigarette or holding an activated electronic cigarette, whether or not the vapour contains nicotine.
There are several penalties for violating the SFOA, 2017. Review the SFOA, 2017 to understand your responsibilities and the fines that may result from failing to comply.