Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Regulations
In Ontario the rules for the sales and supply of tobacco and the restrictions on where people cannot smoke are specified in the Smoke-free Ontario Act. You may also need to look at the regulations to find further details of the legislation or restrictions not mentioned in the Act.
Smoke-Free Ontario Act
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act set the rules that limit exposure to second-hand smoke. The legislation is explained in easier to read fact sheets that pertain to various sections of the Act.
- How the Act Affects: Children’s Playgrounds
- How the Act Affects: Sporting Areas
- How the Act Affects: Bars and Restaurants (including Patios)
- How the Act Affects: Prohibition of Sale on Post-Secondary Institutions
- How the Act Affects: Enclosed Public Places
- How the Act Affects: Employers and Employees
- How the Act Affects: Government Buildings and Properties
- How the Act Affects: Hospitals and Hospital Properties
Information For Tobacco Vendors
Selling tobacco in Ontario comes with a series of limits and requirements. Those are set in the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and its regulations. The local health units are responsible to ensure compliance with those rules and requirements. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-660-5853 if you have any questions.
- Smoke-Free Ontario Act
- Smoke-Free Ontario Act Regulations
- How the Act Affects: Tobacco Retailers
- Ontario Court of Justice Order Schedule
- Cigarillos Frequently Asked Questions
- Smoke-Free Ontario Act – Vendor Training
- Amendments to the Tobacco Act (Federal) – Health Canada’s Fact Sheet
To register for a Tobacco Retail Dealer’s Permit you can call the Ministry of Revenue at 1-866-ONT-TAXS (1-866-668-8297) or fill out this electronic Ministry of Revenue PDF Document.