Formative Evaluation of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act: Comprehensive Report


Jolene Dubray
Robert Schwartz


May 2010

Type of Report

Special Report


This is the fourth in a series of reports about the formative evaluation of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA). The design of the formative evaluation of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act comprises four components that include a province-wide compliance survey of tobacco vendors and public places (restaurants and bars) conducted pre- and post-SFOA; a series of interviews that examine public health unit tobacco enforcement strategies; analysis from population surveys regarding self-reported exposure to secondhand smoke and youth access to tobacco in addition to an analysis of administrative data regarding tobacco industry promotional expenditures; and last, an assessment of risk-factors associated with premise non-compliance with the SFOA. This report presents the results of all four components of the formative evaluation.

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