Total smoking ban is coming

On January 1, 2018, all Ontario hospital grounds will be smoke-free by law.

Our Security team and City enforcement officers will patrol the property and issue fines to any employees or visitors caught smoking on CHEO-OCTC property.  The minimum fine is $300.

What can you do and how can you help families and visitors?

  • If you are a smoker, please lead by example.  Do not smoke on CHEO-OCTC property.
  • Make sure all visitors, patients and staff know that stricter enforcement and ticketing of the rules have taken effect and that starting January 1, 2018 there is no smoking on hospital grounds.
  • Ring Road and the grass and wooded property that contours the North and East side of Ring Road is owned by the City of Ottawa. Smoking is prohibited on Ring Road and City of Ottawa property
  • Smoking in personal vehicles parked on CHEO and OCTC lots is prohibited
  • Smoking on Smyth Road is permitted.

Ready to quit smoking?  The City of Ottawa offers programs and support to get you started.  You can also contact Employee Assistance Program at 1-800-663-1142 where counselling and support is available free of charge to you and your family.

Vaping and E-cigarettes are not allowed at CHEO and OCTC

Vaping/E-cigarettes are not allowed to be used on CHEO and OCTC’s property.