Lambton Public Health

Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 Convictions

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Lambton Public Health is responsible for education and enforcement of the:

The Acts and By-Law are enforced by enforcement officers. Enforcement officers are designated Provincial Offences Act officers who:

Complaints are received through several local options Report Smoking and Vaping Infractions.

Individuals, employers, or establishments who fail to comply with the Act and By-Law may be subject to legal prosecution.

If you have any questions or require further information please contact Lambton Public Health at 519-383-3810.

Conviction Report: 

Please note: convictions are listed for a period of five years from the conviction date.

Smoke-Free Ontario Act (2017) Convictions

This is a listing for tobacco and electronic cigarette retailers.

It is against the law to sell or supply tobacco and/or electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products to anyone less than 19 years of age. There are other requirements for tobacco and/or e-cigarette retailers regarding signage, display and promotion, flavoured tobacco and packaging.

Future convictions under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 will appear here.


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

Section 16 of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA) states that upon becoming aware that there are two or more convictions against any person 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 on two occasions rather than employees. The SFOA convictions report published on public health units’ websites lists all owner related tobacco sales convictions that are eligible for an automatic prohibition.

Other Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 and/or County of Lambton By-Law no. 10 of 2004 Convictions

This is a listing for workplaces, businesses, public places and other proprietors.

Smoking and vaping is not allowed in enclosed workplaces and public places, on hospital or Ontario Government building properties, in workplace vehicles, within 20 metres of schools, playgrounds, recreation centre properties, sports fields and spectator areas. A complete list of prohibited places can be found under Smoke-Free Ontario Act (2017).

Future convictions under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 will appear here.