The Non-smokers’ Health Act regulates smoking in workplaces under federal jurisdiction, including the federal public service, the federal private sector, the House of Commons, Crown Corporations, and other sectors including banking, broadcasting, inter-provincial and international transportation.

Smoking is prohibited in virtually all federally-regulated workplaces, save for living accommodations, motor vehicles, lighthouses, crane cabs, cabooses, locomotives and other workspaces that have a separate ventilation system and to which only one person normally has access during a shift. This includes ships which operate on a 24 hour basis and provide workers’ living accommodations for extended periods of time.

However, the Act and its Regulations do not prohibit smoking outdoors–many workers are exposed to clouds of second-hand smoke around entrances to buildings and other outdoor spaces.

Read the Non-smokers’ Health Act and its Regulations.

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