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Tobacco Retailers

We teach about and enforce the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. The Act affects tobacco retailers in various ways, including the following:

  • No selling, buying or giving tobacco to a person under age 19
  • Health warning signs must be posted at retail

Public Health checks that people and places follow the Act. Our tobacco enforcement officers visit each tobacco retailer at least three times per year. We also send in youth test shoppers for two of these inspections. 

We work closely with our partners to deal with illegal forms of tobacco (contraband).

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