Tobacco Control

Although tobacco use has declined in Canada over the years due to an increased awareness of the health effects of tobacco use, according to Health Canada “lung cancer is the leading cause of death due to cancer in Canada…”, and “Smoking tobacco is the single most important preventable cause of lung cancer, accounting for 85% of all new cases of lung cancer in Canada.”

Public Health Inspectors are designated as Tobacco Enforcement Officers and enforce the provisions of the Tobacco Control Act and the Tobacco Control Regulations.  This includes the enforcement of the following provisions: smoke-free public places, advertising and promotion, and places prohibited from selling tobacco. The goal is to control the sale and use of tobacco products to help reduce the use of tobacco products as well as to help reduce exposure to second hand smoke.

If you have concerns about smoking bylaws, complaints or questions about Tobacco control feel free to contact the Population Health Unit at 425-8512 or contact your district health inspector.

Additional Resources:

Toolkit for Responsible Tobacco Retailers (link to PDF)

Tobacco Sales Control Fact Sheet (link to PDF)


For statistics on tobacco use click here:

For more information on Tobacco use and legislation click here:

For more information on the Northern Saskatchewan Tobacco Reduction Initiative click here:

Smoking diseases: