Health Unit to blitz tobacco and vape shops
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) is launching an eight-week blitz on Tobacco and Vapour Product Retailers on Monday. This education program is happening to ensure compliance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.
Public health authorities will be enforcing the act and ensuring that local businesses, public places, schools and workplaces are following the law. It includes inspecting premises to ensure that tobacco and vapour product retailers are following advertising regulations, proper signage is posted, and youth are not able to purchase tobacco or vapour products.
If during an inspection a retailer is found to be non-compliant the health unit may proceed with enforcement measures.