OTRU Events

Ontario’s New Tobacco Control Measures: Accomplishments, Snares and Snags

Date: Monday, September 19, 2016 | 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (EST)
Format: 60-minutes (online)

Is outdoor smoking done? Is flavour gone? Is menthol going?

With the introduction of the Making Healthy Choices Act and updates to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, Ontario is making impressive strides in tobacco control. What are the implementation successes and challenges for public health? What are the effects on tobacco use and exposure?

This presentation will highlight evaluation results and continuing evaluations of outdoor smoking regulations, restrictions on flavours including menthol, and new policies governing e-cigarettes. Emerging research from other jurisdictions on the effects of their menthol bans will also be discussed.

  • Dr. Robert Schwartz, Executive Director, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit; Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Michael Chaiton, Scientist, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit; Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Jolene Dubray, Research Officer, Dalla Lana School of Public

 

Register to attend online.

Presented by the Program Training & Consultation Centre in collaboration with OTRU.