Regulation - LGIC

Ontario Regulation 268/18 made under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017

Regulation Number(s):
Bill or Act:
Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017
Summary of Decision:
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA, 2017) - Schedule 3 to Bill 174 - received Royal Assent on December 12, 2017. When it comes into force on July 1, 2018, 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), and the smoking and vaping of medical cannabis. Additional substances could be made subject to the SFOA, 2017 by regulation in the future.

The SFOA, 2017 and its regulation will prohibit the smoking of tobacco, the use of an e-cigarette to vape any substance and the smoking and vaping of medical cannabis in all enclosed public spaces and enclosed workplaces, as well as additional prohibited places, such as child care centres, children's playgrounds, where the smoking of tobacco was prohibited under the SFOA.

See Appendix A below for additional information.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
No new additional administrative charges.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
18-HLTC007
Posting Date:
January 18, 2018
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: smokefreeontario2017@ontario.ca.
Contact Address:
Health Protection Policy and Programs Branch
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
393 University Avenue, Suite 2100
Toronto, ON
M7A 2S1
Effective Date:
July 1, 2018
Decision:
Approved