Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

Site: Windsor - Ouellette Ave

Service: Tobacco Legislation Enforcement and Smoking Cessation Programs

Contact Information
Office Phone Tobacco Program inquires: 
519-258-2146 ext. 3100 or email tobacco@wechu.org 
Tobacco Related Complaints, Tobacco Enforcement Officers: 
* Nicole Trajkovski ext 3217 
* Waleed Altamimi ext 3233
Toll Free Phone WECHU: 1-800-265-5822 ext 3100 
Smokers Helpline: 1-877-513-5333
Fax 519-258-6003
E-Mail tobacco@wechu.org
Website www.wechu.org/tobacco
Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter
Primary Contact Eric Nadalin, Manager of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Department
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Windsor-Essex County Health Unit: 
For all tobacco related inquires such as: 
* Complaints 
* Smoke-Free Ontario Act education materials or signage 
* Quit smoking programs and information 
 
Smokers' Helpline: 
* Online quit program with quit tools, self-directed quit programming and a supportive community smokershelpline.ca, Click Here for Details  
* Phone helpline for free support from a Quit Coach (Interpreter service available in over 100 languages) 
* Text messaging for interactive support and scheduled messages to help cope with cravings 
 
New Regulation for Smokers across Ontario - Smoke-Free Ontario Act  
* As of Jan 1, 2015, smokers across Ontario are no longer allowed to light up on bar, restaurant patios, playgrounds, and sports fields.  
* The new regulation also prohibits the selling of tobacco products on university and college campuses across the province.  
* The Ontario government made changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act to "protect children and youth from the harmful effects of smoking." 
* Starting Jan 1, 2015, smoking is no longer permitted on hospital grounds except in designated areas. Effective Jan 1, 2018, smoking will no longer be permitted anywhere on hospital grounds. 
* As of Jan 1, 2016, it is illegal to: sell or supply electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and component parts (e.g. battery, atomizer) to anyone under 19 years of age 
 
New Regulations for Smokers in Windsor-Essex County - Municipal By-Laws  
As of November, 2016, City of Windsor By-Law #113-2006 includes no smoking on City of Windsor owned properties including; 
* parks, conservation areas, marinas, community and recreation facilities, as well as any associated parking lot walkway, and 9 m from any municipal building entrance/exit.  
The following products are prohibited in these spaces: 
* cigarettes 
* cigars 
* pipes 
* e-cigarettes 
* hookah/waterpipe 
* lighted or heated equipment used to smoke or vaporize any tobacco or non-tobacco product.  
* Municipalities of Amherstburg, LaSalle, Tecumseh, Essex, Lakeshore, and Leamington have similar by-laws.  
*Visit https://www.wechu.org/tobacco/smoke-free-spaces for more information
Hours Windsor-Essex County Health Unit: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Smokers' Helpline:Mon-Thu, 8 am– 9 pm * Fri, 8 am–6 pm * Sat & Sun, 9 am–5 pm
Areas Served Essex County ; Windsor
Boundaries Smokers' Helpline available across the province
Eligibility * Individuals needing information on how to quit smoking 
* Individuals with Smoking By-law Complaints
Application * Application process required for some programs 
* Call or walk-in for more information
Languages English ; Arabic ; Interpretive Services - Smokers' Helpline: Multi-lingual
Fees None
Agency Information
Primary Executive Theresa Marentette, Acting CEO
Alternate Executive Dr Wajid Ahmed, Acting Medical Officer of Health
Funding City / Town - City of Windsor ; Regional / Municipal - County of Essex ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Site Information
Site Location WECHU
Located In Community Windsor
Address & Map
1005 Ouellette Ave
Windsor, ON N9A 4J8
Bus Routes Transway 1A
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking, Washroom, Ramp, Entrance and Elevator

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