Ontario's New Tobacco Control Measures: Implementation Triumphs and Trials


In the past two years, Ontario has made impressive strides in tobacco control by implementing a number of new policy measures through the introduction of the Making Healthy Choices Act and updates to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. What are the implementation successes and challenges for public health? What are the unintended consequences? What is the compliance with the new policy measures? What are the effects on tobacco use and exposure?

This presentation highlights the latest results from an ongoing evaluation of the outdoor smoking regulations, restrictions on flavours, and e-cigarette sales restrictions.


  • Dr. Michael Chaiton, Scientist, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit; Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Jolene Dubray, Research Officer, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit
  • Tracey Borland, Research Officer, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit

Date of Resource:2017/06/21
Target Audience:Public health practitioners and policy makers working in comprehensive tobacco control.
Topic:Public health's successes and challenges of implementing the outdoor smoking regulations, flavoured tobacco sales ban and the ban on e-cigarette sales to youth.

File TypeFile Size
Webinar Presentation Slide Deck - June 21, 2017 
2.05 MB
Webinar Audio Recording - June 21, 2017Audio5.8 MB
Webinar Video Recording - June 21, 2017 Video 36.8 MB
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