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Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 | 10:30am – 12:00pm (EST)
Drawing on information from population-level surveys, program evaluations and administrative data, the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit’s Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy Monitoring Report presents up-to-date evaluative information about the accomplishments and challenges of comprehensive tobacco control in Ontario.
This webinar is delivered in partnership with the Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC) and the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit. For more information and to register, visit our Events page.
We are pleased to release the newly updated Cessation Module in OTRU’s online course Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice. If you’ve already started the Cessation module, you might find it helpful to go back to the beginning and scroll through the changes. We’ve reorganized the module to be more intuitive, and relevant to current cessation issues, and added more recent images and videos.
An updated Prevention Module has been available since early December.
We look forward to your feedback about the module changes!
This newsletter focuses on the results from the health effects and patterns of use knowledge syntheses, analysis of Ontario survey data as well as preliminary results of the Adult Longitudinal Panel 6-month follow-up survey.
This update provides a snapshot of two current projects supported by OTRU’s Knowledge and Evaluation Support Team: Monitoring the Integration of the 5As Approach to Cessation in Central West Ontario, and Tobacco Vendor Education: A Needs Assessment in Halton Region.
The e-Cigarette Reading List is a brief selection of journal articles, online reports and other web-based material on the topic of Electronic Cigarettes. Its purpose is to provide readers with an introduction to and overview of available literature on the topic. Topic headings are comprised of: General Information; Prevalence and Use (Adult, Youth); Cessation or Harm Reduction Use; Health Effects; Toxicology; Marketing; Regulation.
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.
Minichiello A, Lefkowitz AR, Firestone M, Smylie JK, Schwartz R. Effective strategies to reduce commercial tobacco use in Indigenous communities globally: A systematic review. BMC Public Health 2016 Jan 11;16:21.
Schwartz R, Zhang B. Debunking the taxation-contraband tobacco myth. Commentary. CMAJ 2016 Jan 18 [Epub ahead of print].