In order to help all required individuals comply with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, we have created a Training Resources section to educate owners and employees on the requirements of the law. All resources are free for download.
Not to Kids (nottokids.ca)
Supplying tobacco to anyone under 19 years of age is against the law. The Not to Kids website has a variety of useful resources to help store owners, employees and the community at large understand the requirements of this law.
- The Not to Kids Binder (PDF)
The Not to Kids binder is a free downloadable PDF which is an informative and educational training manual for store owners and employees. Keep this handy manual close to the cash register for reference use.
- The Not to Kids Employee Sign Off Sheet (PDF)
Keep track of Smoke Free employee training with this handy printable Employee Sign off Sheet (also available in the Not to Kids binder).
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website has many resources to help you understand the goals of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.
How the Act Affects: Retailers
Available in a variety of languages, this document is an essential summary for tobacco vendors which covers policy information and legislative updates.
Ontario Ministry of Finance
The Ontario Ministry of Finance has a Tobacco Retailer Inspection program, with officers who provide education to tobacco wholesalers and retailers, and ensure compliance with the Tobacco Tax Act.
Smoking Fact Sheets
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Website has also compiled the following Smoking Fact Sheets available for download.
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act states that a store owner/operator is responsible for the actions of his/her employee(s) unless the owner exercises due diligence to prevent any contraventions. Training staff using the above resources does not prove due diligence, as this is one of many steps that can be taken to ensure employees do not sell to minors.