Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA, 2017) regulates the sale, supply, display and promotion of tobacco and vapour products at retail. The SFOA, 2017 also prohibits the smoking of tobacco, vaping any substance and the smoking of cannabis 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. Smoking refers to the smoking or holding of lit tobacco or cannabis. Vaping refers to inhaling or exhaling vapour from an electronic cigarette or holding an activated electronic cigarette, whether or not the vapour contains nicotine.
Toronto Public Health conducts inspections and responds to complaints to enforce the SFOA, 2017 within the City of Toronto.
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.