Changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act

June 28, 2018

On July 1, 2018, the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 will come into force to repeal and replace the Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015 and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. This article highlights new obligations faced by employers with respect to the use of medical marijuana, e-cigarettes and tobacco within the workplace.

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