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.



Sale & Use Fact Sheets

Find detailed information on the responsibilities relating to the sale of tobacco and vapour products and the use of tobacco, vapour products and cannbis under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017.

Specialty Vape Shop Registration

Find information on application requirements and the process for registering your store as a specialty vape shop.

Tobacconist Registration

Find information on the application requirements and the process for registering your store as a tobacconist.


Find 'No Smoking,' 'No Vaping,' and other tobacco and vapour product retailer signs required for your location by the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017.

Guide for Retailers

Understand the sale, supply, display and promotion requirements of tobacco and vapour products.

Tobacco & Vapour Product Sales Offenses

Find a complete list of current and past sales convictions for retail locations in Toronto.