The Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act prohibits vaping in schools, including school grounds. Vaping refers to inhaling or exhaling vapour from a vapour product or holding an activated vapour product.
Vaping is not allowed in schools, including the grounds associated with the school. Where a private school is not the only occupant of the premises, then the grounds designated for the school (e.g., a playground) are affected. This prohibition extends to all school property all the time, regardless of whether or not school is in session. Sale of vapour products in schools is also prohibited.
Responsibilities of School Administration
The Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act requires that owners, operators and employers of public and private schools make sure that vaping laws on school property are followed.
Operators of schools:
- Should give notice to staff, students and visitors that vaping is prohibited in schools, including grounds.
- Shall post signs at all school building and property entrances, exits and washrooms in sufficient numbers to ensure that staff, students and visitors are aware that vaping is not permitted.
- Shall, after becoming aware that a person is contravening vaping laws:
- request the person to immediately stop vaping; and
- inform the person that he or she was committing an offence.
Saskatchewan Health Authority Tobacco Enforcement Officers will respond to complaints regarding smoking and vaping on school property.
|Vaping in schools or on school grounds
|Operator of a school that fails to post signs and fulfill other responsibilities under the Act
|Individual selling vapour products in school
This information is intended as a swift reference only and should not be considered to be legal advice. For specific information on vaping laws in schools, contact your local Saskatchewan Health Authority public health office.