BILL 15 An Act to Amend the Tobacco Sales Act

BILL 15

An Act to Amend the Tobacco Sales Act

 

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:

1 Subsection 6.1(2) of the Tobacco Sales Act, chapter T-6.1 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1993, is amended

(a) by adding after paragraph (a) the following:

(a.1) a kiosk that permits direct access to a pharmacist, whether in person or by telephone or any other means, and from which prescription drugs or other medicines are sold or dispensed;

(b) in paragraph (b)

(i) in subparagraph (ii) by striking out "; and" at the end of the subparagraph and substituting ", or";

(ii) by adding the following after subparagraph (ii):

(iii) a kiosk described in paragraph (a.1) is located within the store; and

2 The Act is amended by adding after section 6.2 the following:

6.21 No person shall display or permit the display of tobacco in a retail store by means of a countertop display.

3 Schedule A of the Act is amended by adding after

6.2 E

the following:

6.21 E

4 This Act or any provision of this Act comes into force on a day or days to be fixed by proclamation.

 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Section 1

The existing provison is as follows:

6.1(2) The following are designated places:

(a) a pharmacy;

(b) a retail store if

(i) a pharmacy is located within the store, or

(ii) customers of the pharmacy can pass into the store directly or by use of a corridor or area used exclusively to connect the pharmacy with the store; and

 

(c) any other place prescribed by regulation.

Section 2

New provision.

Section 3

A penalty provision is added.

Section 4

Commencement provision.