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Vendor Information

Vendors of tobacco products or electronic cigarettes and their components need to educate themselves on the rules and regulations in the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017. To that end, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has created a slide deck for vendors. Vendors are required to keep themselves and their staff informed. This information serves as a reference prepared by the ministry to replace the previous NOT to Kids binder as well as the and websites.

Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 Changes

Under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 there is now a requirement for Specialty Vape Stores and Tobacconist to register with the Board of Health to be exempt of certain display and promotions restrictions. The fact sheets relating to Tobacconist and Specialty Vape Stores can help you understand this process.

Applications for Specialty Vape Stores and Tobacconist must be returned completed to any office of the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. For any questions or concerns please contact us at 1-800-660-5853 asking for the Smoke-Free Ontario Program staff or by email at

For more information please see the Ontario Government website on the registration process for Specialty Vape Stores.