Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 Regulation
Bill or Act:
Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017
Summary of Proposal:
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA, 2017) - Schedule 3 to Bill 174 --received Royal Assent on December 12, 2017. The SFOA, 2017 will come into force on a day to be proclaimed by the Lieutenant Governor. When it comes into force, the SFOA, 2017 will repeal the existing Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA) and Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015 (ECA) and replace them with a single legislative framework. The SFOA, 2017 will regulate the sale, supply, use, display, and promotion of tobacco and vapour products (e.g. e-cigarettes, including heat-not-burn devices, and e-cigarette accessories), and the smoking and vaping of medical cannabis. Additional substances could be made subject to the SFOA, 2017 by regulation in the future.
The following summary outlines the proposed regulation that would be made under the SFOA, 2017. The proposed regulation responds to the changing landscape related to tobacco, vapour products and medical cannabis. The ministry is soliciting feedback on the content of the proposed new regulation.
Comment may be submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
No new additional administrative charges.
January 18, 2018
Comments Due Date:
March 3, 2018
Health Protection Policy and Programs Branch
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
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