Evaluation of the Risk-Based Enforcement Pilot: A Risk Categorization Model for Youth Access to Tobacco, Interim Report


Jolene Dubray, Maritt Kirst, Erika Yates, Robert Schwartz


June 2013

Type of Report

Special Report

Since 1994, it has been illegal to sell or supply a tobacco product to a person under the age of 19 in Ontario. Enforcement of the youth access restriction has been ongoing since that time. This special report explores how well a risk categorization model is working for youth access to tobacco enforcement by evaluating this approach in three public health units over a 12-month period in 2011-2012. This report focuses on the findings from interviews that were conducted throughout the intervention with both Tobacco Enforcement Managers and Tobacco Enforcement Officers.