Ontario is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy.
In spite of this, the province is now accepting applications for the Heather Crowe Smoke-Free Ontario Award.
Heather Crowe was a non-smoker who developed lung cancer through secondhand smoke exposure in her workplace. After Crowe’s diagnosis she became an advocate for secondhand smoke by-laws. She travelled across Canada to share her story.
As the anniversary approaches, the province will be presenting awards to recognize individuals, groups, and organizations that have helped with tobacco control in Ontario since implementing the smoke-free strategy.
Nominations are being accepted up until April 29th, 2016.
Up to 10 winners will be announced on May 31st, 2016, also known as World Tobacco Day.
The province is trying to encourage people to continue to spread awareness using the hashtag #HeatherCroweAward