Smoke-free Act (SFOA)

The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA, 2017) regulates the smoking and vaping of tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and cannabis to protect the health of the public, prevent people from starting to smoke or vape, and support quit attempts.

To learn where smoking and vaping are prohibited in Ontario, check out

These are a few of the common problematic areas:


All workplaces and public places are required by law to post “No Smoking” and “No Vaping” signs at all entrances, exits, and washrooms of the smoke-free and vape-free areas. These signs are available at no cost. Signs can be ordered by calling 705.522.9200, ext. 398 (toll-free at 1.866.522.9200) Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For sample signs and more information from the Province of Ontario, please click here.

Retail training

A guide for retailers of tobacco or vaping products is available.


Inspectors under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act perform the following duties relating to tobacco and vaping products:

To make a complaint (two options):

  1. Contact Public Health Sudbury & Districts by calling 705.522.9200, ext. 464 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200).
  2. Fill out and submit an online complaint form.





This item was last modified on May 6, 2024