Smoke-Free Ontario Act
The Smoke Free Ontario Act (SFOA) protects non-smokers by making all public places and enclosed workplaces smoke-free. Recent update to the SFOA also bans smoking on patios, sporting fields and playgrounds. For more specific information about the laws surrounding smoking in public places please review the location specific fact sheets.
NEW! Cannabis Legalization
Where cannabis can be used is regulated locally by the Smoke-Free Ontario Act as well as the Smoke-Free Chatham-Kent Bylaw. For more information about cannabis, click here.
Below is a summary of where you can and cannot use cannabis in Chatham-Kent.
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Second-hand Smoke Exposure In Multi-Unit Housing
Do you live in a shared living space (apartment, townhome and other types of multi unit housing) and are exposed to second-hand smoke on a regular basis that’s impacting the enjoyment of your unit and/or your health? There may be some options available to you to address this common complaint. Smoke Free Housing Ontario has a variety of tools available to assist you in understanding your options. In terms of “Where to Start” we recommend reading the following guide first: Second-hand Smoke in Multi Use Housing: A Tenants Guide (upload the file from here: guide) please add the tenant guide cover image as a preview to the file.
In addition, here are some sample tools available to you as well:
- Log sheet to track exposure to second-hand smoke
- Complaint letter
- Physician letter
- Human Rights and No-Smoking Policies for Multi-Unit Dwellings
For all the above files, click here.
If you require any further assistance in navigating these tools or require support in understanding your options you can reach us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-352-7370.