The Law


Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Sales Offenses

 The information posted here provides a list of Grey and Bruce County retailers convicted for tobacco sales and /or electronic cigarette offences within the last five years. It is against the law for anyone to sell or supply tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to a person who is less than 19 years of age.




Premise NameAddressConviction DateSorted By Conviction Date In Descending OrderChargeC. E. A. P.
Tara Gas Bar62 Young Street North, Tara, ON, N0H 2N02/15/2018Sell tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old. Contrary to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act 3(1)No

*C.E.A.P - Conviction Eligible toward Automatic Prohibition


Prospective buyers of tobacco retail dealer premises are strongly encouraged to contact the local public health unit to confirm premise conviction history. A premise with two or more 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 16 of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA) 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 convictions report published on public health units’ websites lists all owner related tobacco sales convictions that are eligible for an automatic prohibition.








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