Tobacco | Hastings Prince Edward Public Health




Policy Support

Smoke-Free Ontario Act - Requirements of Schools

The Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA) requires schools and school boards to ensure that school properties are 100% smoke-free.  Tobacco enforcement officers inspect schools to check compliance with the law.  Public Health can support schools with:

  • signage
  • laying of charges based on witness information provided by school staff
  • enforcement presentations
  • information for websites and newsletters


Curriculum Support

  • Dr. Crazy Videos - a three episode YouTube mini-series depicting the dangerous substances used in tobacco products, the harmful effects of tobacco products, and the companies who market them.
  • Lungs Are For Life - Ontario Lung Association teacher resource for grades K-12.
  • Ophea Teaching Tools - Access lesson plans, supplements, and activities to teach healthy, active living in compliance with the Ontario Health and Physical Education curriculum.
  • The Academy for Tobacco Prevention - This is a school-based resource targeted for grade 4,5 and 6 classrooms in Alberta to educate and engage students about the harms of tobacco use and the health benefits of never using tobacco products.  Please review prior to use to ensure resource connects with Ontario Health & Physical Education curriculum.


Student Tobacco Cessation Support

Quit4Life - A resource to help students quit smoking or using other tobacco products.


Related Links


General Tobacco Support

Call the Tobacco Talk Line at 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803 ext. 600.  TTY:  711 or 1-800-267-6511 Monday to Friday (8:30 am to 4:30 pm).