9th Annual Monitoring Report: Tobacco Control Highlights: Ontario and Beyond




August 2003

Type of Report

Strategy Evaluation Report


Significant developments took place in Ontario during 2002. Salient among these was the continued progress by local communities in passing and implementing smoke-free bylaws. An increasing number of Ontarians are now protected from the harmful effects of environmental tobacco smoke in public places. These developments were also accompanied by renewed demands that the province enact and implement a province-wide ban on smoking in workplaces and public places. A number of challenges for tobacco control were experienced in Ontario over the reporting period. These included a lack of hoped-for provincial action in a number of key areas such as significantly higher tobacco prices, increased investments in comprehensive tobacco control programming, and effective province-wide tobacco control legislation.

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