|Smoke Free Ontario Act Retail Display Ban||
Effective May 31, 2008, Section 3.1(2) of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act will read as follows (current 3.1(2) permits packages to be displayed):
No person shall display or permit the display of tobacco products in any place where tobacco products are sold or offered for sale in any manner that will permit a consumer to view any tobacco product before purchasing the tobacco.
In terms of display, no tobacco products may be displayed in a retail store. This means:
Removing tobacco from displays is key to comprehensive tobacco control programming because it prevents youth from starting to smoke, helps smokers who are trying to quit and helps recent quitting to stay smoke-free.
For more information on the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion website:
|Last Updated ( Monday, 12 January 2009 )|