Smoke-free spaces

Exposure to outdoor smoke is harmful to your health.

Smoke-free spaces and policies protect everyone from second-hand smoke.

Creating smoke-free spaces where you live, work, and play makes sense for everyone.

We can provide you with information about laws, policies, effects of second-hand smoke, cessation programs, and support to create smoke-free spaces.

Why create a smoke-free policy?

Research indicates that outdoor levels of tobacco smoke within one to two metres of a lit cigarette can be as high as smoking indoors, and that by-products of smoking are potentially harmful.

Tobacco-free and smoke-free spaces are supported through policies and by-laws, which are needed to:

Laws and regulations that may affect your policy

Tobacco Enforcement Officers (TEOs) at Public Health Sudbury & Districts enforce the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017.

The Tobacco Act (Health Canada) applies to federal jurisdictions in Canada, and deals with regulations such as tobacco product manufacturing, packaging, retailing and display.

Want help? Need to know more?

For more information and help on creating smoke-free spaces, call our Tobacco Information Line at 705.522.9200, ext. 3433 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200) or see the links below.

Additional information

Check Before You Go! Inspection and enforcement information

For inspection and enforcement information, visit Check Before You Go! or contact us at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200. Check Before You Go! has information about required and follow-up inspections, infractions, convictions, as well as orders imposed by Public Health Sudbury & Districts.

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This item was last modified on April 20, 2023