Ottawa Public Health

August 18, 2017
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Why do we have a minimum legal age for substances?

Setting a minimum legal age to buy and use substances, like alcohol, tobacco and soon cannabis, helps to protect youth from the harms of substance use and prevent access. In Ontario, the minimum age to buy alcohol is 19 years … Continue reading

December 5, 2016
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Party Safe This Holiday Season

2017 is just around the corner and it’s gonna be a good time! If you want to stay party-safe we have some great tips for you. Overdoses, whether from drugs, alcohol or a combination of both are not fun and are completely preventable. … Continue reading