Changes to Smoke Free Ontario Act in 2015

December 22, 2014

Huron County, ON – The Huron County Health Unit reminds residents of the changes to the Smoke Free Ontario Act coming in 2015.

Starting January 1, 2015, it will be illegal to:

  • Smoke on bar and restaurant patios
  • Smoke on and around children’s playgrounds and publicly owned sport fields and surfaces (such as areas for basketball, baseball, soccer or beach volleyball, ice rinks, tennis courts, splash pads and swimming pools)
  • Sell tobacco on university and college campuses.

“The Huron County Health Unit will be enforcing these changes,” says Patrick Landry, Public Health Inspector. “We will be available to answer any questions people may have about the new regulations as well as supporting the transition of these spaces to being smoke free.”

The Ontario government has made these changes in order to limit smoking in public places, to reduce second hand smoke exposure and to protect children and youth from the harmful effects of smoking.

For more information please visit: or You can also call the Huron County Health Unit at 519.482.3416 or 1.877.837.6143.


For more information:

Our media contact is: Rita Marshall, Communications Co-ordinator, 519.482.3416 ext. 2023 or

Our spokesperson is: Patrick Landry, Public Health Inspector



For more information contact:

Susan Cronin, County Clerk
519.524.8394 (ext 3257)