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On June 1, 2011, new measures to further protect young people from the dangers of cheap, illegal tobacco became law in Ontario.

This new legislation marks another major step towards a Smoke-Free Ontario. It means:

  • stronger controls over all types of raw leaf tobacco grown in or imported into Ontario
  • new fine levels for possessing illegal cigarettes
  • authority for police officers to seize illegal, unmarked tobacco
  • a marking scheme for fine-cut tobacco, similar to that used on cigarette packaging

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