Youth Access – Sales to Minors

Policy

Category: Tobacco Enforcement
Subject: Youth Access – Sales to Minors
Division: N/A
Policy Number: CA.85.01.101
Effective Date: February 15, 2013

POLICY STATEMENT

It is the policy of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH), Health Protection Division, to ensure tobacco vendor compliance. The compliance strategy employs a balance of inspection, vendor education and progressive enforcement.  Enforcement activities are guided by the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA), the Provincial Offences Act, the Tobacco Act, the Ontario Public Health Standards enacted pursuant to the Heath Protection and Promotion Act, the SFOA Tobacco Compliance Protocol (2008) and enforcement directives previously issued by the Ministry of Health Promotion. 

SCOPE

This policy applies to all WDGPH Tobacco Enforcement Officers and Public Health Inspectors in the Health Protection Division.

REFERENCES AND RELATED FORMS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Corresponding Procedure:  CA.85.02.101 Youth Access – Sales to Minors
Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA)
Provincial Offences Act
Tobacco Act

Ontario Public Health Standards
Heath Protection and Promotion Act
SFOA Tobacco Compliance Protocol (2008)

APPROVED BY

Rob Thompson