Tobacco and Electronic Cigarette Retailer Convictions

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is responsible for inspecting all tobacco retailers and enforcing the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA) at all tobacco retail locations in the five Eastern Counties. The EOHU is also responsible for inspecting all e-cigarettes retailers and enforcing the Electronic Cigarettes Act (ECA) at all e-cigarette retail locations in the area.

Below are summary reports of convictions as of January 1, 2018, involving retailers in the EOHU’s jurisdiction. For reports of convictions prior to January 1, 2018, please contact the Eastern Ontario Health Unit at 613-933-1375 or 1 800 267-7120.

ESTABLISHMENT NAME ADDRESS ACT TYPE OF OFFENCE DATE OF CONVICTION CONVICTION ELIGIBLE TOWARDS AN AUTOMATIC PROHIBITION

Variété du Coin

804, rue Landsdowne Street
Hawkesbury (Ontario)
K6A 3E9

Smoke-Free Ontario Act

3(1) – Selling tobacco to a person who is less than 19 years old

2018-06-22

Yes

Dépanneur 7 days

259, rue Main Street E
Hawkesbury (Ontario)
K6A 1A1

Smoke-Free Ontario Act

6 – Failure to post age restriction and health warning signs

2018-04-25

Yes

Dépanneur 7 days

259, rue Main Street E
Hawkesbury (Ontario)
K6A 1A1

Electronic Cigarettes Act

6 – Failure to post age restriction signs

2018-04-25

No

Variété du Coin

804, rue Landsdowne Street
Hawkesbury (Ontario)
K6A 3E9

Smoke-Free Ontario Act

5(1)(a) – Offer to sell improperly packaged tobacco

2018-01-10

Yes

Disclaimer:

The information contained on this webpage is intended solely to provide general guidance on matters of interest for the personal use of the reader, who accepts full responsibility for its use. This information is not a substitute for a prospective buyer’s due diligence in determining whether a business has previous convictions under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA), Electronic Cigarettes Act (ECA), or Tobacco Tax Act. The EOHU is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. If you believe that this information has been reported in error, please contact the EOHU.

Prospective buyers of tobacco retail dealer premises are strongly encouraged to contact the local public health unit to confirm premises conviction history. A premises with two or more tobacco sales convictions against any owner (past or present) at that address within a five year period is subject to a Notice of Prohibition Against the Sale, Storage and Delivery of Tobacco Products (known as an automatic prohibition or “AP”).

Section 22 of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA) states that upon becoming aware that there are two or more convictions against any owner 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 of tobacco sales offences on two occasions. The SFOA convictions report published on public health units’ websites lists all owner-related tobacco sales convictions that are eligible for an automatic prohibition. Please note that automatic prohibitions do not apply to vapour products sales convictions.


Eastern Ontatio Health Unit / Bureau de santé de l'Ontario