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Tobacco Control and Cessation

Information on The Non-Smokers Health Protection Act

Thanks for not smokingOn October 1, 2004, amendments to The Non-Smokers Health Protection Act (NSHPA) took effect.  These amendments prohibit smoking in enclosed places accessible to the public and indoor workplaces.  [See the Act]

We appreciate the important role you will play in the implementation of this new law. The information package will help staff and customers understand how the new law works.

All documents are in Adobe Acrobat PDF PDF format. To view PDF files, you must have a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is available as a free download.

The following information is included in this package (examples provided below):



Information for Retailers

Since January 1, 2004, The Non-Smokers Health Protection Act (NSHPA) has restricted the display, advertising and promotion of tobacco and tobacco-related products.

Effective August 15, 2005, retailers had to comply with provisions of the Act that restrict the display, advertising and promotion of tobacco and tobacco-related products.

If you wish to review the legislation, go to http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/ccsm/n092e.php. If you do not have Internet access, call (204) 788-6735 to have a copy sent to you.

June 2005

The information below explains the restrictions and how to comply with them.

July 2005

The information below contains information on the regulatory requirements for indoor and outdoor signs.



If you have any questions or concerns about the NSHPA, please call Manitoba Government Inquiry at 1-866-MANITOBA (626-4862). Thank you for helping to create a healthier environment.


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