2011 Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy Evaluation Report – Full Report




October 2011

Type of Report

Strategy Evaluation Report


OTRU’s Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy Evaluation Report provides a comprehensive review of the progress of the province’s tobacco control initiatives. Ontario’s investment in the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy is bearing fruit. The Smoke-Free Ontario Act protects most Ontarians most of the time from exposure to secondhand smoke in indoor public places. Smoking bans, social marketing, restrictions on promotion, and youth programs are changing the social climate of tobacco use, leading to declines in smoking rates among youth. The prevalence of smoking among the general population of Ontario’s adults continues to decline. This is also the case for particular subpopulations—those with postsecondary education, professional workers and among respondents living in some public health regions.

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