A Model for Assessing Gaps in Smoking Cessation Systems and Services in a Local Public Health Unit


Nadia Minian, Robert Schwartz, John Garcia, Peter Selby, Paul McDonald


September 2008

Type of Report

Special Report


In 2006, a vision for smoking cessation in Ontario was developed, providing a basis for evaluating the adequacy of the existing system. Those responsible for tobacco control need protocols to assess and plan local systems consistent with this vision. This Special Report presents protocols that can be used in determining the gaps in cessation at the local level as well as identifying the actual gaps found in the pilot site (Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit).