Submit your organizational endorsement today!
Join the over 40 organizations/groups who have already endorsed the following actions to protect children and teens in Ontario.
- Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable disease and death in Ontario.
- Leaders in public health units, local boards of health, non-governmental organizations and health charities in Ontario have a history of speaking out in favour of actions to reduce the harmful impact of tobacco use.
- At least 185,000 children and teens aged 0-17 living in Ontario today will be recruited to cigarette smoking by their exposure to onscreen smoking.
The Ontario Coalition for Smoke-Free Movies is supporting 5 ACTIONS to reduce exposure to on-screen smoking:
Give new movies containing tobacco an adult rating i.e. 18A.
Require strong anti-smoking ads prior to movies depicting tobacco use in all distribution channels.
Certify no payoffs for displaying tobacco.
Stop identifying tobacco brands.
Require films with tobacco imagery assigned a youth rating to be ineligible for government film subsidies.
Send completed endorsements to The Lung Association at OLALUNG@ON.LUNG.CA