Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA)

Posted on Friday January 31, 2020

Report Secondhand Smoke & Vapour

There are many places in Ontario where the public is protected from exposure to secondhand smoke and vapour from cigarettes, cannabis, and e-cigarettes (vapes).

Some examples of the outdoor places protected by the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA) include:

  • school property (and public areas within 20 metres of the school’s grounds),
  • patios at restaurants and bars, and the public areas within 9 metres of the patio,
  • children’s playgrounds and the public areas within 20 metres of children’s playgrounds,
  • community recreation centres and arenas, and any public areas within 20 metres of its grounds, and,
  • publicly owned sports fields and spectator viewing areas, and the public areas within 20 metres of these places.

Additional information: https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/your-health/smoking-and-vaping/report-secondhand-smoke-vapour/