Regulation - LGIC

Strengthening Ontario's Smoking and Vaping Laws: Proposed changes to regulations made under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015

Regulation Number(s):
Ontario Regulation 48/06
Ontario Regulation 337/15
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015
Summary of Decision:
Made: April 18, 2018
Filed: April 20, 2018
Published on e-Laws: April 20, 2018
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: May 5, 2018
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
No new administrative cost for business.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
March 10, 2016
Summary of Proposal:
The ministry is considering further legislative and regulatory amendments that would strengthen smoking and e-cigarettes laws. The proposal is outlined below:

1. Expand "no smoking rules" to apply to medical marijuana;
2. Prohibit the use of e-cigarettes - including the use of vaporizers to consume medical marijuana and testing in vape stores - in all enclosed public places, enclosed workplaces, and other specified outdoor areas;
3. Permit parents, guardians and caregivers to supply e-cigarettes to minors for medical marijuana purposes;
4. Expand the definition of "e-cigarette" to include "e-substance";
5. Expand the list of places where e-cigarettes are prohibited for sale;
6. Establish rules for the display and promotion of e-cigarettes at places where they are sold.

If approved, this proposal would have a variety of impacts on the public, businesses and employers in Ontario. The ministry is interested in hearing from stakeholders about these impacts, and welcomes continued input.
Contact Address:
777 Bay Street, Suite 1903, 19th floor
Toronto, ON M7A 1S5
Effective Date:
April 20, 2018