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Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death and disease in Ontario. It’s responsible for more than 16,000 avoidable deaths each year in the Province. About 22 per cent of people in Simcoe Muskoka smoke. It’s important to provide help for people addicted to tobacco products. Quitting smoking will protect their health.

The health unit works to support tobacco-free lifestyles and spaces in our communities.


  • Educate and support youth and young adults to choose a tobacco-free lifestyle.
  • Provide supports and services to help residents break their addiction to nicotine.
  • Engage and support community partners to create polices that will protect residents from involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke where they live, work and play.
  • Enforce and build compliance for provincial laws including the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and the Electronic Cigarettes Act that govern the sale, supply, display and use of tobacco and e-cigarette products in public and workplaces.

What Matters to Your Health

Youth and Young Adults

Positive role models help youth and young adults choose to stay tobacco free. From smoke-free spaces to smoke-free movies, there are many ways to create a tobacco-free generation.

Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking and breaking the addiction to tobacco products isn’t easy, but it’s the best thing you can do to protect your health. Ready to give it a try? It’s never too late to quit and you don’t have to do it alone.

Smoke-Free Places

There is no safe level of secondhand smoke that anyone should breathe. We should all be protected from exposure to secondhand smoke where we live, work and play. You can make a difference by making your environment smoke free. Did you know smoke-free apartments and condominiums are healthy, legal and in demand? We have tips to help.

For more information:

Call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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