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