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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. Learn more at Ontario.ca/smokefree.


The Smoke-Free Ontario Act is designed to protect the health of all Ontarians by prohibiting smoking in all enclosed workplaces and enclosed public places in Ontario as of May 31, 2006.

How the Act Affects You

The Smoke-Free Ontario Act affects people in all walks of life, including proprietors, employers, workers, retailers and health care service providers.

Signs for Stores and Public Places

Since May 31, 2008, there are restrictions on how tobacco products can be displayed, handled and promoted in a retail store. These rules need to be reviewed carefully.