Algoma Public Health

Tobacco Control

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The Smoke Free Ontario Act (SFOA, 2017) prohibits the smoking of tobacco, the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to vape any substance, and the smoking of cannabis (medical and recreational) to protect workers and the public from second-hand smoke and vapor. 


The Municipality of Sault Ste. Marie has enhanced its smoking bylaw to compliment the provincial Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA, 2017) to include the addition of municipally-owned or leased public spaces tobacco, vapour and cannabis free.


For smoking-related bylaw information in your area, visit our Smoke Free Municipal By-Law section.


Under the Tobacco, Vapour and Smoke Protocol, 2018, the board of health shall publicly disclose a summary report of all retailer/owner convictions related to tobacco sales offences and vapour product sales offences.  Enforcement activities are made available within two weeks of conviction and are posted for five years.




If you have questions about the SFOA and/or the municipal smoking bylaw contact Algoma Public Health.