A regional Smoking and Vaping By-law, regulating smoking and vaping of tobacco, vapour products and cannabis in public places is in effect. The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, combined with the regional Smoking and Vaping By-law, helps to provide area residents with an increased level of protection from both indoor and outdoor exposure to second-hand smoke or vape in public spaces, as well as protection for employees from exposure in the workplace. Smoking and vaping will be prohibited within nine metres of all public entrances/exits at workplaces and public places and within 20 metres of all public park properties in Durham Region.
Individuals convicted of an offence under the regional Smoking and Vaping By-law could be subject to a maximum fine of $5,000.
lT lS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OCCNA or THE NASC TO POLICE THIS BY LAW.