Central East Tobacco Control Area Network (CETCAN) – Bad Ways to Be Nice

Bad Ways to Be Nice
Based from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, the Central East Tobacco Control Area Network (CETCAN) is a regional coordinating team that facilitates networking and sharing of information; regional tobacco control planning and implementation; and regional synergy among the 6 Public Health Units in Central East Ontario and other Smoke-Free Ontario partners.

CETCAN partnered with The Regional Municipality of York (CETCAN member) and the provincial Not to Kids Coalition to find out how youth younger than 19 get their cigarettes, and how and why people supply them. Based on the findings, the Bad Ways to Be Nice campaign was created to reach young adults in order to reduce social supply of cigarettes to teens.