Report of the Department of Neglected and Dependent Children of Ontario for the Year Ending Dec. 15
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... Society can quietly but effectively secure an adjustment of difierences in homes. which neglected would produce the worst moral results. I have, I am glad to say, become the intermediary between parent and children when each misunderstood and recrin1inated the other, and with good results, but the Society will excuse me making any further reference to such. TOBACCO AND TRUANCY. Before closing my report I desire to represent as strongly as I can the evil of the increasing use of tobacco among minors and to ask the assistance of our citizens in the suppression of the practice. Cigarette smoking is perniciously prevalent among lads from eight years old and upwards. Under chapter 261 of RS O. 1897, "any person, who either directly or indirectly, sells or gives or furnishes, to a minor under eighteen years of age, cigarettes, cigars or tobacco in any form shall on conviction, be subject to a penalty of not less than ten dollars or more than fifty dollars or imprisonment, for a period not exceeding thirty days." The evil is growing. In a letter received by me from a teacher in our Public schools, within the last month the statement is made referring to one lad, "this boy who is eight years old is simply steeped in tobacco." A little boy aged six years who is in the primary room also smokes. Whatever difference of opinion may exist as to the use of tobacco generally, there can be no two opinions as to the destruction of health and morals that follow its use by minors. But to put a stop to it, needs the active help of our citizens generally. The Ohildren's Aid Society alone can not do it; the police can not do it, such an undertaking needs general help generously given. Truancy which goes hand-in-hand with the...
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