Smoking or Vaping in Public Places

Go smoke-freeResearch shows that secondhand smoke leads to the same health problems as direct smoking, including lung cancer, cardiovascular disease and lung ailments such as emphysema, bronchitis and asthma. Manitoba has had a ban on smoking in enclosed public places since October 2004, through The Smoking and Vapour Products Control Act. New provisions related to vapour products and their use came into force on October 1, 2017; as of this date, the same rules that apply to tobacco use also apply to vaping in enclosed public places. Public Health Inspectors investigate complaints about violations of the smoking and vaping ban in venues such as restaurants bars, arenas, shopping malls and any other enclosed public place.

To file a complaint regarding smoking or vaping in an enclosed public places, please contact your local Public Health Inspector.

For help with quitting smoking, please call the Smoker's Helpline at 1-877-513-5333.