What It Means

Play, Live, Be Tobacco-Free means that everyone taking part in a sport or recreational activity does not use tobacco industry products. It means participants, parents, coaches, spectators and leaders do not smoke, snuff, dip, or chew tobacco while engaged in sport and recreation.

What's New?

Why It's Important?

  • Prevents youth from starting to use tobacco industry products
  • Gives everyone a chance to perform at their best
  • Protects the environment
  • Protects against second-hand smoke
  • Helps smokers quit
  • Creates a tobacco-free culture

Success Stories

  • Stomp Out Smoke (S.O.S) was a group of 6 teenagers from the city of St. Thomas and Elgin County. Our goal was to inform our peers about the dangers of tobacco.
  • The Newmarket Soccer Club (NSC) adopted a tobacco-free policy in December 2010. Like many tobacco-free policies created by other sport and recreation groups...