Ontario introduced new legislation and proposed new regulations today that would strengthen theSmoke-Free Ontario Act by increasing penalties for selling cigarettes to kids and broaden restrictions on smoking in public areas.
The Youth Smoking Prevention Act, if passed, would:
Preventing youth from starting to use tobacco and protecting them from the harmful effects of second hand smoke will help to achieve the government's Action Plan for Health Care goal to have the lowest smoking rate in the country. This is part of the Ontario government's plan to build a successful, healthy province where everyone has the opportunity to connect, contribute and achieve their goals.
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