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Project News: Responding to a Growing Need for E-Cigarette Research in Ontario

OTRU, in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), has undertaken a multi-component research study of e-cigarettes. This project newsletter provides an update on our social media analysis, knowledge synthesis, adult longitudinal study and youth and young adult survey.

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Evaluation Newsletter: Evaluation of Workplace Cessation Demonstration Projects – Construction Organizations

OTRU has been working with Smoke-Free Ontario partners to evaluate workplace-based smoking cessation demonstration projects in various public health units across Ontario. This newsletter reports on evaluation findings relevant to the construction sector. Findings have been drawn from: surveys with intervention participants, and qualitative interviews and focus groups with employees, program participants, workplace leaders and public health practitioners.

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Evaluation Newsletter: Evaluation of Workplace Cessation Demonstration Projects – Manufacturing Organizations

OTRU has been working with Smoke-Free Ontario partners to evaluate workplace-based smoking cessation demonstration projects in various public health units across Ontario. The workplace demonstration projects aimed to reduce present levels of smoking in industry sectors with high prevalence of smoking, such as construction, mining, manufacturing, and hospitality and service. This newsletter reports on evaluation findings relevant to the manufacturing sector.

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Evaluation Newsletter: Knowledge and Evaluation Support Team Newsletter (Volume 9, Issue 1)

The first in the series of 2015-2016 newsletters from OTRU’s Knowledge and Evaluation Support Team provides a summary of activities and project progress this year. Project highlights in this issue include: plans to evaluate TO2015 Smoke-Free Games Policy of the 2015 PanAm/Parapan Am Games, a rapid literature review to understand what strategies and interventions work best for young adult smoking prevention, and evaluation plans for the Niagara Pharmacy Pilot Program which combines proactive behavioural counselling and distribution of no-cost NRT through community pharmacies.

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New Infographic: Hookah in Toronto

This infographic is based on the findings of a study by OTRU researchers that assessed air quality using multiple ambient air measures and a biomarker for exposure in both indoor and outdoor waterpipe cafes in Toronto, Canada.

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Evaluation Newsletter: STOP Program Implementation in Three Health Care Treatment Settings

This newsletter reports on a comparative evaluation of STOP program delivery in Addiction Agencies, Community Health Centres and Family Health Teams. The evaluation provides knowledge on the overall successes and challenges in the provision of cessation services across the three types of healthcare settings and informs how programs can be tailored to meet specific needs of the practice, practitioners and patients.

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OTRU Update: Use of Quit Aids Among Ontario Smokers

Research shows that smokers who use quit aids such as pharmacotherapies and behavioral support are more likely to be successful in smoking cessation than smokers who do not use quit aids. This update explores factors related to use and trends in the use of various cessation aids over time among Ontario smokers who made a quit attempt, using data from the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit’s Ontario Tobacco Survey (OTS).

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Core Activities


Research
Our research activities produce evidence-based knowledge that contributes to the development of effective and efficient program and policy initiatives for tobacco control in Ontario and elsewhere.
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Knowledge Exchange
Our integrated program of knowledge translation and exchange includes ongoing communications with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and other tobacco control stakeholders, and development and dissemination of a variety of knowledge translation and exchange resources.
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Evaluation and Monitoring
Our work in evaluation examines the progress of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy and assesses the contributions of individual interventions to overall tobacco strategy goals.
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Capacity Building
We provide a variety of training opportunities because we recognize that involving students and graduates early in their careers is an essential strategy in developing the next generation of researchers and practitioners in tobacco control.
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