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 performs inspections and responds to complaints to enforce the SFOA, 2017 within the 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.

 

 

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 cannabis under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017.

Specialty Vape Store Registration

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

Tobacconist Registration

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

Signage

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.