Smoke Free Ontario Act has banned smoking in and on school grounds.  NO ONE, including visitors, staff, or students, REGARDLESS OF AGE, is permitted to smoke, AT ANY TIME, in the building or on the school grounds.  Any person convicted of this offence will be subject to a fine of $305.00.

It is illegal to sell or supply tobacco to a person less than 19 years of age on or off school property.  The supply of tobacco to a person less than less than 19 years of age can result in a fine of $365.00.  Students under the age of 16 will be summoned to court with a parent/guardian, and the fine amount will be determined at that time by a Justice.

At Leaside, the consequences of contravening the code are: 1) the parent/guardian be involved immediately, 2) upon further non-compliance with the rule, the student be suspended. 3) the student may be issued a fine.