Updates to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act

The updated Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA) will come into effect on July 1, 2018 and regulate the sale, supply, use, display, and promotion of tobacco and vapour products (i.e. electronic cigarettes, accessories and heat-not-burn devices). The Electronic Cigarettes Act (ECA) will be repealed and all components will be regulated under the SFOA. Existing rules for…

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Email Your Questions

Email smokefreeontariowebsite@gmail.com if you are having issues accessing the SFOA test or your certificate. Please include your name and/or email address used to take the test. If possible, please include: what browser you are using (visit whatsmybrowser.org and follow the instructions on screen to find out if you don’t already know) how you are trying to access the…

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Electronic Cigarettes Act

The Electronic Cigarettes Act came into place on January 1, 2016.  This new Act Prohibits the sale and supply of e-cigarettes to anyone less than 19 years of age; Prohibis the sale and supply of e-cigarettes to any person who appears to be less than 25 years old without asking for identification; Prohibits the use of…

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Smoke-Free Ontario Act Amendments

Changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, effective January 1, 2016 include: Prohibition on the sale of flavoured tobacco products, with some exemptions for wine, port, whisky and rum flavoured cigars between 1.4 and 6 grams, all flavoured cigars over 6 grams and flavoured pipe tobacco. A temporary exemption for menthol and clove flavoured tobacco products…

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New steps towards a smoke-free Ontario

Ontario has made changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act to further protect children and youth from the dangers of smoking. As of January 1, 2015, it will be illegal to:

  • smoke on and around children’s playgrounds and publicly owned sport fields and surfaces (e.g., areas for basketball, baseball, soccer or beach volleyball, ice rinks, tennis courts, splash pads and swimming pools that are owned by a municipality, the province or a postsecondary education institution)
  • smoke on all bar and restaurant patios, whether covered or not (with an exemption for uncovered patios established by the Royal Canadian Legion – Ontario Provincial Command before November 18, 2013)
  • sell tobacco on university and college campuses (this applies to buildings that are owned and areas that are leased by a postsecondary institution or student union)

Learn more at Ontario.ca/smokefree.

For more information on legislation, please click here

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