Tag Archives: Ontario

Movies Encourage Youth to Start Smoking

Di Caprio Smoking

Activists from Canadian tobacco-control coalition addressed the Ontario Film Review Board a proposal to toughen its ratings for movies that have scenes with smoking. They say that this will help to prevent youth from picking up the smoking habit and

Youth Worried About Smoking in Movies

Smoking in Movie

In Canada’s city Ontario, in 2013 most box-office hits (86%) with smoking scenes were youth-rated (G, PG, 14A). This is an alarming data because numerous studies showed that when young people see smoking in movies they find it normal thing

Ontario to Ban Smoking on Bar and Restaurant Patios


Deb Matthews, the Health Minister of Canada announced last week that Ontario’s authorities plan to ban smoking not only on all restaurant and bar patios but at sports fields and playgrounds as well. According to Matthews, the owners of bars

Over 57,000 Ontario Young People Use Flavoured Tobacco Products


A recent study conducted in Canada showed that over 57,000 young people from Ontario used flavoured tobacco products in 2010-2011. This data made coalition of major Ontario health agencies call for a total ban on flavoured tobacco products. The call