Cigarette Sales banned on Campus: Ontario
No more smoking on playgrounds, bar patios and no sale of tobacco on campuses
Uploaded: 7 Nov, 2014
Recording Date: 7 Nov, 2014
Recording Location: Toronto
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Program Title: Cigarette Sales banned on Campus: Ontario
Description: Short CLIPS on New Smoking Bans:No more Cigarette Sales on CAMPUS
Having a smoke on the local bar patio will soon be against the law. The Ontario government says it will prohibit smoking on playgrounds, publicly-
owned sports fields, and on restaurant and bar patios, as of January 1st. Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla (DIH’-pee-kuh DAH’-mur-luh) says this move is to protect the health of Ontarians.
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Featured Speakers/Guests: Health Minister Dipika Damerla
Credits: Health Minister
Comments: The new regulations will also ban the sale of tobacco on college and university
campuses. Damerla says smoking kills an average 36 people a day in Ontario and costs the
economy an estimated seven-and-a-half billion dollars a year – that’s 550 dollars for
every man, woman and child in the province.
The Ontario government plans to prohibit smoking on restaurant and bar patios, playgrounds and publicly-owned sports fields.
Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla (DIH’-pee-kuh DAH’-mur-luh) says the new law will take
effect January 1st, adding that the sale of tobacco products will no longer be allowed on
college and university campuses.
In the year 2000 – 25% of the adult population smoked. At last count, 18.1% smoked, which means over 330,000 Ontarians have kicked the habit in the new
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