OTRU Events

The Impact of Self-Perceived Health and Professional Advice on Smoking Behaviour

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (EST)

Language: English | Format: 60-minutes (online)

The relationship between health, health care and smoking behaviour is complex. Advice from health professionals to quit smoking has long been known to be an important cessation intervention, but few studies have examined how that advice leads to changes in smoking behaviour. Understanding the predictors of self-perceived health status among current smokers is also important as this may influence their smoking and quitting habits.

Based on data from the Ontario Tobacco Survey (OTS), a population-based survey of adult residents (18 years of age and over), this webinar will examine how self-perceptions of health are associated with cessation over time. Additionally, the webinar will explore how cessation medications impact the effectiveness of cessation advice from a health professional.


Dr. Michael Chaiton – OTRU Scientist, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Dr. Bo Zhang – OTRU Research Officer

Target Audience

This webinar will be of interest to public health practitioners and policy makers working in comprehensive tobacco control, particularly those interested in smoking cessation.

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