With the Porcupine Health Unit's tobacco program we work to educate people about the dangers of second-hand smoke and deliver programs to encourage youth to never start smoking. Our Health Inspection team is responsible for the proactive enforcement of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.
The Porcupine Health Unit also offers a variety of educational programs about the health risks of tobacco. We offer several tobacco-specific programs, including ones to help smokers quit. Whether you are thinking about quitting, are trying to quit for the first time, have tried to quit before, or are trying to quit now, we can help you strengthen your willpower and improve your chances of success.
In this section, you will find information about smoking cessation services and resources.
It's great that you care enough to help someone quit smoking. It's important to remember that, in order to be successful at quitting smoking, a person has to be ready and has to do it for personal reasons.
It is very difficult for most smokers to stop smoking. The longer you smoke, the more your daily activities and moods become linked to your smoking habit and the harder it may be to give it up. Quitting smoking isn't easy but it is possible.
Under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, smoking is illegal in the common areas of multi-unit housing. There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke, and it can cause immediate damage to your health.
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act describes the control of sales and use of tobacco products within Ontario.
Many people find it hard to stop smoking, but even if you're someone who's quit before and started again, don't lose hope!! Many people quit smoking every day and you can too!
The Porcupine Health Unit is mandated to carry out inspections and respond to complaints regarding retailers to enforce the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA), 2017.
E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that mimic smoking. They come in many shapes and sizes and may contain nicotine and other chemicals that can be harmful. If you choose to use e-cigarettes, please take the time to learn about the health risks and what you can do to reduce your risk.