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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.
This webinar was presented on Tuesday, May 12
It is frequently claimed that tobacco taxes cause smuggling, but does increasing tobacco tax necessarily increase contraband? To debunk the myth that taxation leads to contraband tobacco, the speakers will discuss findings from the literature, present data on Ontario trends in tobacco taxes, consumption, prevalence and contraband, compare tax and price data in Canada, and critically review an earlier report from the Fraser Institute.
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.
Read the Newsletter: STOP Program Implementation in Three Health Care Treatment Settings
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).
Read the Update: Use of Quit Aids Among Ontario Smokers
The second in a series of four newsletters from OTRU’s Research on E-Cigarettes (RECIG) Project highlights initial findings from the project’s knowledge synthesis, a study of the effects of e-cigarettes on cue-Induced craving, analysis of national survey data and report of findings from a Longitudinal panel of users.
The fourth in the series of 2014-2015 newsletters from OTRU’s Knowledge and Evaluation Support Team provides a summary of activities and project progress this year, and highlights evaluation activities related to amendments to the City of Toronto bylaw.
Read the Update: Knowledge & Evaluation Support Update (Volume 8 Number 4)
Adkison SE, O’Connor RJ, Chaiton M, Schwartz R. Development of measures assessing attitudes toward contraband tobacco among a web-based sample of smokers. Tobacco Induced Diseases 2015 Mar 27;13(1):7. Free
Loheswaran G, Soklaridis S, Selby P, Le Foll B. Screening and treatment for alcohol, tobacco and opioid use disorders: A survey of family physicians across Ontario. PloS One 2015 Apr 29;10(4):e0124402. Free