Ministry of Health
6-11-2008 3:20 PM
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A: Retailers will continue to be permitted up to three signs that
indicate the availability of tobacco in their stores. These signs must
comply with section 7 of the Regulation (O.Reg. 48/06) and must
use black text against a white background.
To help in product selection, retailers may offer customers a
binder or other reference tool containing an inventory of tobacco
products available for purchase. This tool must comply with all other
requirements of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act relating to the promotion
of tobacco products. The proper use of this tool is for reference and
not for distribution or display.
A: The binder may not be left open on the counter. It must be stored away from
view, e.g. beneath the counter, and may be used by a clerk and a customer
of legal age to buy tobacco, to identify products for purchase. The binder
should only be taken out during a sale and then returned immediately to
its storage location.
A: Registered Tobacconists must comply with all provisions of the display
ban as it applies to cigarettes and other non-specialty products.
However, tobacconists registered with the Ministry of Health
Promotion are exempt from the display ban for the sale of
specialty tobacco products. The Ministry of Health Promotion
has provided Public Health Units with a current list of Registered
Tobacconists in their area.
A: For retailers and non-Registered Tobacconists, cigars, cigarillos,
pipe tobacco and other specialty tobacco products, including
chewing tobacco, snus, snuff, etc., are included in the display ban
and the same rules apply as for cigarettes.
Only Registered Tobacconists are exempt from the tobacco display
ban for specialty tobacco pro