Living tobacco-free is one of the best things you can do for your health.
We provide support and services for quitting, information for youth and young adults, tobacco inspections and enforcement and assistance with developing smoke-free policies.
COVID-19 and Smoking
Are smokers and tobacco users at higher risk of COVID-19 infection?
Smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19 as the act of smoking means that fingers (and possibly contaminated cigarettes) are in contact with lips which increases the possibility of transmission of virus from hand to mouth. Smokers may also already have lung disease or reduced lung capacity which would greatly increase risk of serious illness.
Smoking products such as water pipes often involve the sharing of mouth pieces and hoses, which could facilitate the transmission of COVID-19 in communal and social settings.
Conditions that increase oxygen needs or reduce the ability of the body to use it properly will put patients at higher risk of serious lung conditions such as pneumonia.
To get telephone-based smoking cessation support, and advice, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, call Telehealth Ontario toll free at 1-866-797-0000. Smokers Helpline | STOP on the Net
Health Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a new micro-grants program to support public education about the health effects of cannabis and/or the risks of vaping.
Micro-grants are a new way for the Government of Canada to provide grants of up to $1,000 to support smaller public education projects.
For the next three years, Health Canada will dedicate $200,000 in funding annually to innovative public education projects on cannabis and/or vaping.