Educators Portal Administrator Resources

Smoke-Free Ontario Act for Administrators

Smoke Free Ontario

Smoke-Free Ontario Act

Resources and Supports

Access resources and supports to help create a safe and healthy learning environment free from the impacts of second hand smoke.

SFOA

What is the Smoke Free Ontario Act

The Smoke-Free Ontario Act , 2017 (SFOA) is provincial legislation that places restrictions on the sale, supply, promotion, and use of tobacco and vapour products. Relating specifically to schools, the SFOA restricts smoking and the use of e-cigarettes in schools and on or within 20 metres of school property. It is also illegal to supply or sell tobacco or vapour products to anyone under the age of 19 in Ontario. 

Enforcement Officers with Lambton Public Health carry out inspections and respond to complaints related to the SFOA. Upon receiving a School Offense Notification, Enforcement Officers will respond and may issue a charge, a warning, or a summons to court.

School Offense Notification Form

The Smoke-Free Ontario Act , 2017 (SFOA) is provincial legislation that places restrictions on the sale, supply, promotion, and use of tobacco and vapour products. Relating specifically to schools, the SFOA restricts smoking and the use of e-cigarettes in schools and on or within 20 metres of school property. It is also illegal to supply or sell tobacco or vapour products to anyone under the age of 19 in Ontario. 

Enforcement Officers with Lambton Public Health carry out inspections and respond to complaints related to the SFOA. Upon receiving a School Offense Notification, Enforcement Officers will respond and may issue a charge, a warning, or a summons to court.

Resources

A school guide for parents and caregivers (Lambton Public Health)
How the act affects schools (Ontario Ministry of Health)
Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017
Where you can’t smoke in Ontario