The Huron County Health Unit enforces the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 to prevent youth access to tobacco and electronic cigarettes. Enforcing these laws helps to reduce the risk of youth beginning to use tobacco or electronic cigarettes.
Prospective buyers of tobacco product retail dealer premises are strongly encouraged to contact the local public health unit to confirm premise conviction history. A premise with two or more tobacco convictions against the owner at that address is subject to a Notice of Prohibition Against the Sale, Storage and Delivery of Tobacco Products (known as an automatic prohibition or “AP”).
Section 22 of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA), 2017 states that upon becoming aware that there are two or more convictions against any person for tobacco sales offences committed at the same place within a five year period, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) shall notify the owner(s) or occupant of the place that the sale, storage and delivery of tobacco products is prohibited at the place.
The MOHLTC accepts requests from public health units for automatic prohibitions where owner(s) of the business was/were convicted on two occasions rather than employees. The SFOA, 2017 convictions report published on public health units’ websites lists all owner related tobacco sales convictions that are eligible for an automatic prohibition.
Tobacco Product Retailer Convictions
There are currently no convictions within Huron County to report.
Updated: January 15, 2019