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

May 28, 2016
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Worried about your 2016 prom-goer? Tips to Reduce Their Risk

By: Christina Walker, Public Health Nurse You can help them cut their risk with these tips!  The year was 1998, and you were headed home with your bundle of joy. Does it seem like yesterday? Now your precious baby is … Continue reading