Healthy Lifestyle

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Live Tobacco-Free

Smoking is the number one cause of
preventable death and disease in Ontario

Tobacco kills half of all its long-term users. That equates to 36 Ontarians a day or 13,000 Ontarians per year. We want to help the public to live tobacco-free by providing information on:

Highlights

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Butts are litter and they're toxic!

Young children, pets and wildlife are at risk if they eat them. Toxins also seep into the ground and get into our water supply. We have over 7000 litter/recycling bins in Toronto.

Find a butt receptacle and use it!

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E-cigarette Use in City Workplaces Policy

A new E-cigarette Use in City Workplaces Policy (PDF) prohibits the use of e-cigarettes by City staff and visitors in all City of Toronto workplace areas that are designated as smoke-free.

With this new policy, the City is reaffirming its responsibility to provide a safe and hazard-free environment. For more information, contact Health Connection at 416-338-7600.

Live Tobacco-Free

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Quitting

Toronto Public Health offers FREE quit smoking programs at various community locations in Toronto.

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Second-hand Smoke

Create a smoke-free home to protect yourself, your family members and visitors from exposure to second-hand smoke.

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Legislation

It is now against the law to smoke within nine metres of an entrance or exit of any building that is used by the public.

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Enforcement

Toronto Public Health provides information to the public concerning enforcement action taken under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act

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Hookah and Shisha

Tobacco and non-tobacco shisha have serious health impacts for smokers and those exposed to second-hand smoke.