January 22, 2014
Ontario Committed to Achieving the Lowest Smoking Rate in Canada
Ontario has helped thousands of people quit smoking and lead healthier, more active lives over the past decade.
As part of Weedless Wednesday — when all smokers are encouraged to abstain from smoking for the day — the province is highlighting the progress made through the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy, including:
Last year, the government took another important step to protect Ontarians from the harmful effects of tobacco use by introducing the Youth Smoking Protection Act. The new legislation and proposed regulatory changes, if passed, would:
Ontario’s commitment to the Smoke- Free Ontario Strategy will help achieve the government’sAction Plan for Health Care goal to have the lowest smoking rate in the country. This is part of the government’s plan to build a successful, healthy province where everyone has the opportunity to connect, contribute and achieve their goals.
For public inquiries call ServiceOntario, INFOline
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
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