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Smoke-Free Ontario Act

Tobacco use is the number one cause of premature disease and death in Ontario, causing 16,000 Ontario residents to die each year. To help combat the dangers of second-hand tobacco smoke, the Ontario government enacted the Smoke-Free Ontario Act on May 31, 2006.

Under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, smoking is prohibited in all enclosed workplaces as well as all enclosed public places not used as a primary place of residence.

The Act also limits the sale, distribution and use of tobacco products and enacts stricter measures so that underage youth cannot buy cigarettes. The Act also bans the large displays of cigarettes currently seen in retail stores.

Additional Resources:

Smoke-Free Ontario Act - In Brief

Smoke-Free Ontario - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

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