The Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence within the Ministry of Health Agriculture, Sports and Human Services herby notifies the general public that commencing Tuesday May 15th 2018, applications for Tobacco licences will be accepted.
According to the Tobacco Control Ordinance Part III Section 10, a person shall not manufacture, import, export, sell or distribute tobacco products without a license.
By definition, a tobacco product is a product entirely or partly made from the leaf of tobacco as raw material, which is manufactured to be used for smoking, sucking, chewing or sniffing and includes products such as cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and snuff just to name a few.
Applications can be collected and submitted at the following locations:
Providenciales: Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence, Samuel Harvey Building, Down Town
Grand Turk: Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence, Former Clinic Building, Duncombe Alley
South Caicos, Salt Cay, North and Middle Caicos: District Commissioners Office
Persons submitting applications are advised to bring along a copy of their business license and at least one form of identification.
Anyone who contravenes Section 10 of the Tobacco Control Ordinance commits an offense and will be subject to a fine not exceeding $10,000, or a term of imprisonment not exceeding three years, or to both”. “For a second or subsequent offence, to a fine not exceeding $20,000 or a term of imprisonment not exceeding four (4) years, or to both”.
For further information about the Tobacco Dealer’s License contact the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department on: 338-3613 in Grand Turk, and 338-4737 in Providenciales or visit our Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/TCIDMHSD