Smoking is the number one cause of preventable death and disease in Ontario

Tobacco kills half of all its long-term users. That equates to 36 Ontarians a day or 13,000 Ontarians per year. We want to help the public to live tobacco-free by providing information on:

  • Ways to support youth to remain tobacco-free.
  • Creating an environment free of second-hand smoke.
  • How to quit smoking.

Do you Want to Quit Smoking Cigarettes?

The STOP program delivers research-based, cost-free smoking cessation workshops in local communities.

Eligible participants will attend an educational session and receive free nicotine patches. See workshop dates.

Preventing Tobacco Use in Youth

Learn more about how Toronto Public Health can work with youth on tobacco related issues

About Quitting

Do you want to quit smoking cigarettes?
We can help. Attend a free STOP cessation workshop presented by a Toronto Public Health Nurse to learn about:

Second-hand Smoke and the Law

Smoke from the burning end of a cigarette has more harmful chemicals in it than the smoke inhaled directly by the person who is smoking it. There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke.
Learn more here.


The site is designed to provide information to the public concerning the enforcement actions taken by Toronto Public Health under the authority of the SFOA to help reduce youth access to tobacco and protect non-smokers from second hand smoke.

Health Effects of Smoking Hookah/Shisha

Learn more about the health effects of smoking Hookah/Shisha