Important Information for Tobacco Retailers

Alberta’s Tobacco Reduction Act came into effect on January 1, 2008, amending the former Smoke-free Places Act. The Tobacco Reduction Act:

  • Prohibits smoking in all public places and workplaces since January 1, 2008.
  • Bans retail displays, advertising and promotion of tobacco products effective July 1, 2008.
  • Prohibits the sale of tobacco products from all health care facilities, public post-secondary campuses, pharmacies and stores that contain a pharmacy effective January 1, 2009.

For more information, visit the Alberta Health and Wellness webpage.