Monitoring and Evaluating Ontario’s New Tobacco Policy Measures: Flavoured Tobacco Prohibition


Tracey Borland, Jolene Dubray, Michael Chaiton, Robert Schwartz


September 2017

Type of Report

Special Report


In 2016/2017, OTRU, in collaboration with key stakeholders, assessed the implementation and impact of new tobacco and e-cigarette policy measures being implemented in Ontario. This report provides an overview of key findings, focusing on implementation of the flavoured tobacco ban that came into effect on January 1, 2016. The report provides an overview of:

  • Compliance with and enforcement of the ban
  • Facilitators and challenges to implementation
  • Perceived impacts
  • Any unintended consequences or emerging issues resulting from the new policy measure