Assisted and Unassisted Quitting: Do Immigrant Neighbourhoods Quit Differently?

Assisted and Unassisted Quitting: Do Immigrant Neighbourhoods Quit Differently?
Authors

Sarah Edwards, Susan Bondy, Lori Diemert, Michael Chaiton

Date

March 2016

Type of Report

Project News

Ontario has a diverse population with one third born outside Canada but little is known about how living in an immigrant neighbourhood affects smoking. Data from OTRU finds that Ontario smokers from neighbourhoods with high proportions of immigrants are less likely to use smoking cessation resources to help them quit. Culturally adapted and effective smoking cessation resources may be needed to assist smokers in these neighbourhoods.