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The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA, 2017) regulates the sale, supply, display, promotion and smoking of tobacco and cannabis, as well the vaping of any substance. Learn about how this Act affects you.

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What is the Smoke-Free Ontario Act?

The Smoke Free Ontario Act (SFOA), 2017, became effective on October 17, 2018. The SFOA, 2017, repealed the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2006 and the Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015, replacing them with one legislative framework. The amended SFOA, 2017 bans the smoking of tobacco or cannabis (including medical and non-medical cannabis) and vaping in enclosed workplaces, enclosed public places, and other designated places.

The SFOA, 2017 also outlines the requirements for tobacco and vapour product retailers, and provides the authority to prosecute retailers and other persons for selling tobacco and vapour products to those under 19 years of age.

For information about the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, please visit the Ontario government’s website:

How the Act affects you

Learn where smoking or vaping is and is not allowed in Ontario:

Information for tobacco and vapour product retailers

Learn about requirements for tobacco and vape retailers:

Note: The SFOA, 2017 now requires tobacco and specialty vape shops to register with their local public health unit. Please visit Notification to Public Health of Business Opening, Reopening or Renovation page for information on the registration process.

Tobacco and vapour product sales to minors

Public health inspectors (PHIs) from the Halton Region Health Department inspect retail establishments that sell tobacco and/or vapour products and conduct test shopping to monitor if these products are being sold to anyone under the age of 19.

Underage persons, under the direct supervision of a PHI, will visit each tobacco or vapour product retailer in Halton and attempt to purchase these products. Halton Region employs a progressive enforcement policy and if a sale is made, the vendor and/or employee is warned or charged.

Conviction reports

  • Legal Name of Establishment: 1000080974 Ontario Inc.
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Westoak Convenience
  • Address of Establishment: 2251 Westoak Trails Blvd, Oakville L6M 3P7
  • Offence Description: Offer to sell vapour product in a prohibited place, SFOA, 2017 6.1
  • Date of Conviction: January 19, 2024
  • Fine: $1,505
  • Legal Name of Establishment: Gimo002 Vaping Inc.
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Gimo Vape
  • Address of Establishment: 2251 Westoak Trails Blvd, Oakville L6M 3P7
  • Offence Description: Sell vapour product to a person who is less than 19 years old, SFOA, 2017 3(1)
  • Date of Conviction: January 3, 2024
  • Fine: $400
  • Legal Name of Establishment: 1000080974 Ontario Inc.
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Westoak Convenience
  • Address of Establishment: 2251 Westoak Trails Blvd, Oakville L6M 3P7
  • Offence Description:
    • Sell vapour product in a prohibited place, SFOA, 2017 6(1)
    • Sell vapour product to a person who is less than 19 years old, SFOA, 2017 3(1)
    • Sell or supply a tobacco product to a person who is less than 19 years old, SFOA, 2017 3(1)
  • Date of Conviction: January 3, 2024
  • Fine: $400
  • Legal Name of Establishment: 1000080974 Ontario Inc.
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Westoak Convenience
  • Address of Establishment: 2251 Westoak Trails Blvd, Oakville  L6M 3P7
  • Offence Description: Offer to sell vapour product in a prohibited place, SFOA, 2017 6(1)
  • Date of Conviction: October 19, 2023
  • Fine: $300
  • Legal Name of Establishment: 2806147 Ontario Corporation
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Alton Village Convenience
  • Address of Establishment: 20-4265 Thomas Alton Blvd, Burlington  L7M 0M9
  • Offence Description: Sell vapour product to a person who is less than 19 years old, SFOA, 2017 3(1)
  • Date of Conviction: June 9, 2023
  • Fine: $400
  • Legal Name of Establishment: 2806147 Ontario Corporation
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Alton Village Convenience
  • Address of Establishment: 20-4265 Thomas Alton Blvd, Burlington  L7M 0M9
  • Offence Description: Sell tobacco product to a person who is less than 19 years old, SFOA, 2017 3(1)
  • Date of Conviction: April 25, 2023
  • Fine: $400
  • Legal Name of Establishment: Tornado Vapes
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Tornado Vapes
  • Address of Establishment: 2530 Sixth Line, Oakville, ON, L6H 6W5
  • Offence Description: Sell vapour product to a person who is less than 19 years old, SFOA, 2017 3(1)
  • Date of Conviction: April 3, 2023
  • Fine: $2505
  • Legal Name of Establishment: Tornado Vapes
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Tornado Vapes
  • Address of Establishment: 2530 Sixth Line, Oakville, ON, L6H 6W5
  • Offence Description: Sell vapour product to a person who is less than 19 years old, SFOA, 2017 3(1)
  • Date of Conviction: March 31, 2023
  • Set Fine: $400
  • Legal Name of Establishment: Vape On Plains And Gift Garage
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Vape On Plains And Gift Garage
  • Address of Establishment: 9-70 Plains Rd W, Burlington  L7T 0B6
  • Offence Description: Sell vapour product to a person who is less than 19 years old, SFOA, 2017 3(1)
  • Date of Conviction: March 31, 2023
  • Set Fine: $400
  • Legal Name of Establishment: Assure Enterprise Inc.
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Hasty Market
  • Address of Establishment: 2365 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville  L6H 6N9
  • Offence Description: Sell vapour product to a person who is less than 19 years old, SFOA, 2017 3(1)
  • Date of Conviction: February 5, 2023
  • Set Fine: $400
  • Legal Name of Establishment: Assure Enterprise Inc.
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Hasty Market
  • Address of Establishment: 2365 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville  L6H 6N9
  • Offence Description: Sell vapour product to a person who is less than 19 years old, SFOA, 2017 3(1)
  • Date of Conviction: January 3, 2023
  • Set Fine: $400
  • Legal Name of Establishment: 2586901 Ontario Inc.
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Jug Milk Convenience
  • Address of Establishment: 575 Plains Rd E, Burlington L7T 2E6
  • Offence Description: Sell vapour product to a person who is less than 19 years old, SFOA, 2017 3(1)
  • Date of Conviction: December 16, 2022
  • Set Fine: $400
  • Legal Name of Establishment: Preserve Convenience
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Preserve Convenience
  • Address of Establishment: 3022 Preserve Dr, Oakville, ON, L6H 0T9
  • Offence Description: Sell vapour product in prohibited place, SFOA, 2017 6(1)
  • Date of Conviction: June 24, 2022
  • Fine: $2505
  • Legal Name of Establishment: Preserve Convenience
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Preserve Convenience
  • Address of Establishment: 3022 Preserve Dr, Oakville, ON, L6H 0T9
  • Offence Description:
    • Sell vapour product in a prohibited place, SFOA, 2017 6(1)
    • Sell vapour product to a person who appears to be less than 25 years old, SFOA, 2017 3(2)
    • Offer to sell vapour product in a prohibited place, SFOA, 2017 6(1)
  • Date of Conviction: April 20, 2022
  • Set Fine: $300 per offence
  • Legal Name of Establishment: Preserve Convenience
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Preserve Convenience
  • Address of Establishment: 3022 Preserve Dr, Oakville, ON, L6H 0T9
  • Offence Description: Sell vapour product to a person who is less than 19 years old, SFOA, 2017 3(1)
  • Date of Conviction: January 17, 2022
  • Set Fine: $400
  • Legal Name of Establishment: Preserve Convenience
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Preserve Convenience
  • Address of Establishment: 3022 Preserve Dr, Oakville, ON, L6H 0T9
  • Offence Description: Sell vapour product to a person who is less than 19 years old, SFOA, 2017 3(1)
  • Date of Conviction: January 10, 2022
  • Set Fine: $400
  • Legal Name of Establishment: Preserve Convenience
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Preserve Convenience
  • Address of Establishment: 3022 Preserve Dr, Oakville, ON, L6H 0T9
  • Offence Description: Sell vapour product in prohibited place, SFOA, 2017 6(1)
  • Date of Conviction: January 10, 2022
  • Set Fine: $300
  • Legal Name of Establishment: Preserve Convenience
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Preserve Convenience
  • Address of Establishment: 3022 Preserve Dr, Oakville, ON, L6H 0T9
  • Offence Description: Offer to sell vapour product in prohibited place, SFOA, 2017 6(1)
  • Date of Conviction: April 7, 2021
  • Set Fine: $300
  • Legal Name of Establishment: Canpuff Inc.
  • Operating Name of Establishment: U-Canpuff
  • Address of Establishment: 113 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville, ON, L6K 1E2
  • Offence Description: Sell vapour product to a person who is less than 19 years old, SFOA, 2017 3(1)
  • Date of Conviction: February 5, 2021
  • Fine: $1,000
  • Legal Name of Establishment: Canpuff Inc.
  • Operating Name of Establishment: U-Canpuff
  • Address of Establishment: 113 Lakeshore Rd W, Oakville, ON, L6K 1E2
  • Offence Description: Sell vapour product to a person who is less than 19 years old, SFOA, 2017 3(1)
  • Date of Conviction: December 18, 2019
  • Set Fine: $400
  • Legal Name of Establishment: Tornado Vapes
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Tornado Vapes
  • Address of Establishment: 2530 Sixth Line, Oakville, ON, L6H 6W5
  • Offence Description: Sell vapour product to a person who is less than 19 years old, SFOA, 2017 3(1)
  • Date of Conviction: November 28, 2019
  • Set Fine: $400
  • Legal Name of Establishment: Tornado Vapes
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Tornado Vapes
  • Address of Establishment: 2530 Sixth Line, Oakville, ON, L6H 6W5
  • Offence Description: Sell vapour product to a person who is less than 19 years old, SFOA, 2017 3(1)
  • Date of Conviction: September 13, 2019
  • Set Fine: $400
  • Legal Name of Establishment: Tornado Vapes
  • Operating Name of Establishment: Tornado Vapes
  • Address of Establishment: 2530 Sixth Line, Oakville, ON, L6H 6W5
  • Offence Description: Sell vapour product to a person who is less than 19 years old, SFOA, 2017 3(1)
  • Date of Conviction: August 14, 2019
  • Set Fine: $400

Disclaimer

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, 2017) 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 (MOH) 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 MOH 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 within a five year period. The SFOA, 2017 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.

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