Support for Workers who Smoke: Findings from the Ontario Workplace Cessation Demonstration Projects
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)
Language: English | Format: 60-minutes (online)
Since September 2013, OTRU has been working with Smoke-Free Ontario partners to evaluate the development, implementation and outcomes of workplace-based smoking cessation demonstration projects in 11 public health units (representing 13 health unit partners) across Ontario. The demonstration projects were implemented in occupational sectors characterized by high smoking rates: construction, manufacturing, hospitality and service, and mining.
This webinar will provide evaluation findings that address the following questions:
- What helps or hinders the development and implementation of quit smoking programs in workplaces?
- What challenges and facilitators are encountered by participants of quit smoking programs in the workplace?
- What workplace quit smoking programs are effective for different employees and under what circumstances?
Dr. Pamela Kaufman – OTRU Project Lead, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Tracey Borland – OTRU Research Officer
Rita Luk – OTRU Research Officer
This webinar will be of interest to public health practitioners and policy makers working in comprehensive tobacco control, particularly those interested in smoking cessation.