Breathe Easy this Summer

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Since January 1, 2015, it is illegal to smoke on all restaurant and bar patios, whether covered or not.

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The Smoke-Free Ontario Act prohibits smoking tobacco in all enclosed workplaces and enclosed public places, as well as other designated places in Ontario, to protect workers and the public from the hazards of second-hand smoke.

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Restaurants and bar owners or employers are required to ensure that the smoking laws are respected.

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Every owner and employer of a restaurant or bar must:

  • Give notice to staff and patrons that smoking is not allowed in the smoke-free areas
  • Post ‘no smoking’ signs in the following places:
    • at entrances and exits to the smoke-free areas
    • in washrooms
    • in appropriate other locations
    • in sufficient numbers to ensure that staff and customers are aware that smoking is not allowed
  • Ensure that no ashtrays or similar items remain in the smoke-free areas
  • Ensure that workers and customers do not smoke in the smoke-free areas
  • Ensure that someone who refuses to comply with Ontario’s smoking laws does not remain in the smoke-free area

For more information on the Smoke Free Ontario Act or for help to quit smoking, contact CK Public Health at 519.352.7270.

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