The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 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.

Smoking refers to the smoking or holding of lighted 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.

Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017

How the Act Affects:

Post-Secondary Institutions EN | FR

Child Care Centres and Home Child Care EN | FR

Community Recreational Facilities EN | FR

Enclosed Public Places EN | FR

Enclosed Work Places EN | FR

Flavoured Tobacco Products EN | FR

Government Buildings and Properties EN | FR

Home Health Care Workers EN | FR

Hospitals and Hospital Properties EN | FR

Hotels, Motels and Inns EN | FR

Traditional Use of Tobacco by Indigenous Persons EN | FR

Smoking and Vaping in Vehicles and Boats EN | FR

Multi-Unit Dwellings EN | FR

Children's Playgrounds EN | FR

Residential Care Facilities EN | FR

Restaurants and Bars (including Patios) EN | FR  | Social Media Ad

Tobacco and Vapour Product Retailers EN | FR

Schools EN | FR

Specialty Vape Stores EN | FR

Sporting Areas EN | FR | Social Media Ad

Waterpipe Use in Enclosed Public Places, Enclosed Workplaces, and Other Places or Areas EN | FR



Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017: Guide for Retailers EN | FR

Dual Sign - No Smoking/No Vaping EN | FR 

No Smoking Sign EN | FR

No Vaping Sign EN | FR