The following is a summary that is meant as a guide to assist in placing campaigns related to tobacco advertising. It is recommended that the official legislation and legal counsel be consulted before undertaking or accepting any advertising to ensure legal obligations and interpretations are accurate.
Tobacco law is governed federally however provinces and municipalities may enact their own bylaws. Where there is a conflict between a provision of federal Act and a provision of a provincial bylaw that regulates, restricts or prohibits smoking, the more restrictive provision prevails. In most cases provincial statutes do not address general media advertising but detail from the corresponding Act follows for your information.
Governed by the Northwest Territories Tobacco Control Act including Nunavut
- No person shall advertise or promote tobacco or a tobacco accessory in any place or premises in which tobacco or tobacco accessories are sold, if young persons (under 18 years) have access to the place or premises.
- No person shall advertise or promote tobacco or a tobacco accessory by means of an advertisement or promotional material placed in a window of any place or premises in which tobacco or tobacco accessories are sold, if the advertisement or promotional material is placed so that it is visible from the outside of the place or premises.
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Amendments current as of March 2015
Date of OMAC update: January 2017