2006 Legislative Session: 2nd Session, 38th Parliament
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HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:
Tobacco Tax Act
1 The Tobacco Tax Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 452, is amended by adding the following section:
5.1 (1) Tobacco must not be sold or offered for sale from a licensed pharmacy in British Columbia.
(2) A dealer's permit or retail authorization may not be held by and must not be issued to a licensed pharmacy in British Columbia.
(3) For the purposes of this section, a licensed pharmacy includes a retail outlet in which a licensed pharmacy is located.
2 Section 39 (4) (a) is amended by striking out "5" and substituting "5 or 5.1".
Tobacco Sales Act
3 Section 2 of the Tobacco Sales Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c.451, is amended by adding the following subsections:
(4) A licensed pharmacy must not deal in, sell, offer for sale, distribute, advertise or promote the use of tobacco.
(5) For the purposes of subsection (4), a licensed pharmacy includes a retail outlet in which a licensed pharmacy is located.
SECTION 1: [Tobacco Tax Act, section 5.1] prohibits the sale or offer for sale of tobacco from licensed pharmacies in British Columbia.
SECTION 2: [Tobacco Tax Act, section 39] adds contravening section 5.1 as an offence.
SECTION 3: [Tobacco Sales Act, section 2] prohibits a licensed pharmacy from dealing in, selling, offering for sale, distributing, advertising or promoting the use of tobacco.
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