Protection from Secondhand Tobacco Smoke in Ontario: A Review of the Evidence Regarding Best Practices




May 2001

Type of Report

Special Report


This report reviews current knowledge about the health effects of involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke. It discusses the inadequacy of ventilation options for providing protection from involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke. Finally, the current status of legislative protection from second-hand smoke in Ontario and other jurisdictions is reviewed. The report brings together information from other syntheses of knowledge in order to provide in one concise document a summary of established scientific knowledge on the health effects of second-hand smoke, as well as best practices for control of this known health hazard.