Storage

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Acceptable storage units

Ensure products containing tobacco are only visible and accessible to employees.

Examples of acceptable storage units include:

  • Overhead containers
  • Below-the-counter drawers or cabinets
  • Single package dispensing, gravity-fed devices
  • Slim drawers that open in sections and expose only the spine of cigarette packages
  • On the counter and rotating boxes
  • Retrofit devices that cover shelves with a top-hinge “flip up” cover that close automatically
    • These “flip up” covers must not be larger than 30.5 cm ( 1 foot) in height by 61 cm (2 feet) in length
    • Must open one at a time

Small tags are permitted on the outside of the storage unit in order to help the employee locate products that contain tobacco.

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The tags must:

  • Use black type on a white background
  • Use letters up to 14 point font size
  • Not use logos or colour
  • Not be larger than 2″ x 1″ (5 cm x 2.5 cm)
  • Not include price information

Unacceptable Storage

  • Allows customers to view tobacco poducts
  • Allows customers to handle tobacco products.
  • Garage door style covers which open to display the whole or large portion of the stock of tobacco products
  • Large cupboard doors which open to display the whole or large portion of the stock of tobacco products
  • Horizontal sliding doors such as closet doors
  • Curtains or blinds

Retrofit devices that cover shelves with a bottom hinge “flip down” cover that does not close automatically and would remain open unless lifted back into a closed position.

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