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New Resource--Ontario Tobacco Control Efforts between January 2010 and July 2015: A Jurisdictional Scan, PHO

Smoking prevalence has declined in Ontario from 19.3 per cent in 2009 to 17.4 per cent in 2014; however, two million Ontarians still smoke. So what progress has Ontario made in the field of tobacco control?

Public Health Ontario (PHO) conducted a jurisdictional scan of tobacco control program and policy initiatives implemented in Ontario between January 2010 and July 2015: This new resource outlines the progress made at the municipal, provincial and federal levels as well as highlights gaps in tobacco control. Each initiative is mapped across the four pillars of tobacco control:

  • confronting the disease vector/industry
  • prevention
  • protection
  • cessation

This report was also used to inform the Ontario context section of the new Evidence to Guide Action: Comprehensive Tobacco Control (2016) report:

For more information on this resource or any other of PHO’s tobacco-related resources, visit the official PHO website at or email: