The Saskatchewan Health Authority’s goal is to reduce illness and death caused by tobacco use, and to protect residents from second-hand smoke.
The Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act contains provisions to curb the sale of tobacco and vapour products to children, and to prohibit the use of these products in enclosed public places. The Saskatchewan Health Authority employs Tobacco Enforcement Officers to carry out inspections of tobacco retailers and conduct visits with youth test shoppers to monitor compliance. Non-compliance can result in a summary offence ticket being issued.
The Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act provides municipalities with the authority to create and enforce bylaws to restrict smoking in outdoor places such as open-air sports grounds, entrances to public buildings, or outdoor patios. Many municipalities in Saskatchewan have created bylaws to further protect the health of their residents and visitors.
If you have questions about this program, or to file a complaint regarding non-compliance, please contact your local public health inspector.