We have a number of programs and initiatives designed to prevent youth tobacco use. In schools, here are two programs available to work individually with students in diverting their tobacco use as well as other educational programming. Want more information? Connect with us at CKSmokeFree@chatham-kent.ca
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.
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)