As of January 1, 2015, it is illegal to:
- smoke on and around children’s playgrounds and publicly owned sport fields and surfaces (e.g., areas for basketball, baseball, soccer or beach volleyball, ice rinks, tennis courts, splash pads and swimming pools that are owned by a municipality, the province or a post secondary education institution)
- smoke on all bar and restaurant patios, whether covered or not (with an exemption for uncovered patios established by the Royal Canadian Legion – Ontario Provincial Command before November 18, 2013)
- sell tobacco on university and college campuses (this applies to buildings that are owned and areas that are leased by a post secondary institution or student union)
For more information on smoke-free initiatives, please visit the County of Oxford website.
Representatives from the Oxford County Board of Health visited our Council meeting on June 2, 2015 to talk about the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. View their presentation here.