Legislation has drastically reduced exposure to second hand smoke in Canada. Thanks to the work of advocates and policy makers, almost all enclosed public places and workplaces are now smoke-free.
Due to increased awareness about the dangers of toxic second hand smoke, the public is now demanding and receiving increased protection in outdoor areas such as sportsfields, and playgrounds. To document the increased protections at the provincial and territorial level, we developed tables summarizing legislation.
The tables are up-to-date as of March 2017. As new legislation is passed, we will do updates.
Comparative summary table of smoke-free workplace, public place and private vehicles legislation in Canada.
Full Summaries of provincial and territorial legislation in Canada.
Note, for information about municipal bylaws or provincial legislation, please see our searchable database.