Smoking and Vaping Prevention

We have a number of programs and initiatives designed to prevent youth tobacco and vaping use.

1.SFOA Diversion Program

Students caught smoking and/or vaping in contravention of the Smoke Free Ontario Act (2017) can participate in a PHU led educational session in lieu of being fined. Students must be referred by school administration to PHU Tobacco Enforcement Officer to qualify.

2. Reducing harm of popular substances Workshop

Students will discuss and learn about a variety of popular substances (alchohol, tobacco, vaping, cannabis etc) and learn effective strategies in navigating the social cultures around their use to reduce harms and protect health. (PHU staff led) Want more information? Connect with us at 

3. Quit Smoking or Vaping with Quash

Quash smoking or vaping! Change is a process, not an event. The Quash app helps you progress through each stage of the quit process. Remember, long-lasting change is more likely when it’s self-motivated and rooted in positive thinking. Download the app and get started today on a personalized plan just for you.  


Quash App for smoking and vaping cessation