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This report updates the evidence statements from The Smoke-Free Ontario Scientific Advisory Committee report, Evidence to Guide Action: Comprehensive Tobacco Control in Ontario (2016) (SFO-SAC 2016), with the most recent evidence from systematic literature reviews. This update adds recommendations on two new potential interventions: cessation in prisons and cessation among individuals living with HIV. It also suggests a change in the evidence statement for cessation in individuals with substance use issues from Undetermined to Promising Direction.Read more….
We’ve recently updated some key statistics for the Protection module, including indicators such as the percentage of individuals who report:
If you’ve already started the Protection module, you might find it helpful to scroll back through the materials to view the updated statistics.
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Tobacco cessation interventions by healthcare providers have been shown to significantly increase cessation rates. Three surveys were conducted in 2013, 2015 and 2017 to explore the state of tobacco cessation practices and services in the Central West Tobacco Control Area Network region. Read more….
Smoke-Free Ontario Modernization: Report of the Executive Steering Committee presents a bold blueprint for Ontario’s tobacco endgame. This presentation highlighted what must be done in the shorter and longer terms at both provincial and public health unit levels. For more information, visit our Webinar Archives page.
This report (PDF), provided by the Executive Steering Committee for the Modernization of Smoke-Free Ontario, represents a blueprint to end the tobacco epidemic in Ontario. A Technical Briefing was held by Committee members on October 18, 2017 at Queen’s Park to discuss their findings and recommendations, which require comprehensive action across 10 ministries including the Premier’s Office. The Executive Steering Committee Report Recommendations document (PDF) connects each recommendation with the appropriate Ontario government ministry.
More information about OTRU’s research on e-cigarettes can be found on our e-cigarette research page. You many also be interested in our review in N&TR. Malas M, van der Tempel J, Schwartz R, Minichiello A, Lightfoot C, Noormohamed A, et al. (2016). Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation: A systematic review. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 18(10), 1926-1936.
Animation thanks to Dan DePeuter, Thunder Bay District Health Unit.