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Tobacco Vendors

Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Regulations

In Ontario the rules for the sales and supply of tobacco and the restrictions on where people cannot smoke are specified in the Smoke-free Ontario Act. You may also need to look at the regulations to find further details of the legislation or restrictions not mentioned in the Act.

Smoke-Free Ontario Act

The Smoke-Free Ontario Act set the rules that limit exposure to second-hand smoke. The legislation is explained in easier to read fact sheets that pertain to various sections of the Act.

Information For Tobacco Vendors

Selling tobacco in Ontario comes with a series of limits and requirements. Those are set in the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and its regulations. The local health units are responsible to ensure compliance with those rules and requirements. Feel free to contact us at or call us at 1-800-660-5853 if you have any questions.

To register for a Tobacco Retail Dealer’s Permit you can call the Ministry of Revenue at 1-866-ONT-TAXS (1-866-668-8297) or fill out this electronic Ministry of Revenue PDF Document.