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Ontario: No Smoking, No Vaping signs for business

If you are an employer or owner (proprietor) of an enclosed workplace, an enclosed public place or other smoke-free and vape-free places as described in the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 or Ontario Regulation 268/18, you must post enough of the individual (tobacco/e-cigarette) signs OR combined (tobacco and e-cigarette) signs at each entrance, exit and washroom to ensure that employees and the public know that they cannot smoke tobacco or cannabis (medical or recreational) or vape anything there.

If you are an employer or owner (proprietor) of a hotel, motel or inn, you must post the individual (tobacco/e-cigarette) signs OR combined (tobacco and e-cigarette) signs in every “non-smoking” or “non-vaping” guest room.

Signs for controlled areas in certain residential facilities and hospices

If a residential care facility (meaning a long-term care home, retirement home that provides care, provincially funded supportive housing residence, designated veterans’ facility, designated psychiatric facility), or residential hospice has a controlled area where people can smoke or vape, the facility owner and employer must post signs outside the entrance to the controlled area.

You can:

·         order these signs from your local public health unit

·         download the PDF (right-click and choose “Save link as…”) and print an exact copy

·         get more detail about posting these signs in the legislation

Illustration of a black cigarette with smoke coming out of it in a red circle with a line through it. Branded with Ontario and Smoke-Free Ontario logos.

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Illustration of a black e-cigarette with vapour coming out of it in a red circle with a line through it. Branded with Ontario and Smoke-Free Ontario logos.

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The words “NO SMOKING” over an illustration of a black cigarette with smoke coming out of it in a red circle with a line through it and the words “NO VAPING” above an illustration of a black e-cigarette with vapour coming out of it in a red circle with a line through it. Branded with Ontario and Smoke-Free Ontario logos.

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Illustration of a house with a burning cigarette inside it and text saying: “You must live here to vape or some in this room. Employees are not required to enter.” Branded with Ontario and Smoke-Free Ontario logos.

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You will also need to post a sign indicating the maximum permitted occupancy of the controlled area.

For more information.