Monitoring and Evaluating Ontario’s New Tobacco and E-Cigarette Policy Measures

OTRU has begun a new project to assess the implementation and impact of the new tobacco and e-cigarette policy measures being implemented in Ontario. This newsletter provides an overview of the new measures and outlines evaluation activities happening in the 2016/2017 year. It also hi
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Evaluation of Workplace Cessation Demonstration Projects – Manufacturing Organizations (May 2015)

OTRU has been working with Smoke-Free Ontario partners to evaluate workplace-based smoking cessation demonstration projects in various public health units across Ontario. The workplace demonstration projects aimed to reduce present levels of smoking in industry sectors with high preva
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Evaluation of Workplace Cessation Demonstration Projects – Construction Organizations (May 2015)

OTRU has been working with Smoke-Free Ontario partners to evaluate workplace-based smoking cessation demonstration projects in various public health units across Ontario. This newsletter reports on evaluation findings relevant to the construction sector. Findings have been drawn from:
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STOP Program Implementation in Three Health Care Treatment Settings

This newsletter reports on a comparative evaluation of STOP program delivery in Addiction Agencies, Community Health Centres and Family Health Teams. The evaluation provides knowledge on the overall successes and challenges in the provision of cessation services across the three types
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Evaluation of the Workplace-based Cessation Demonstration Projects Initiative (April 2014)

  OTRU is working with participating public health units, workplace leaders and other key partners to evaluate workplace-based tobacco use cessation demonstration projects in the construction, mining, manufacturing, hospitality and service sectors. This newsletter, the second in
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Evaluation of the STOP Program with Community Health Centres and Addiction Agencies

This newsletter provides an overview of this Ontario-based smoking cessation project, outlines evaluation methods, highlights key findings and discusses successes and challenges. Related publication: STOP Program Implementation in Three Health Care Treatment Settings
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Evaluation of the Workplace-based Cessation Demonstration Projects Initiative (July 2013)

  Smoking rates are higher among occupations in manufacturing, construction and service industry sectors. OTRU is working with participating public health units, workplace leaders and other key partners to evaluate a number of workplace-based, tobacco use cessation demonstration
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Cessation Pathways: Exploring Opportunities for Developing a Coordinated Smoking Cessation System in Ontario (Volume 5 Number 1)

This newsletter presents a summary of early and emerging findings among a preliminary sample of survey and in-depth interview participants in the Cessation Pathways study. The information presented here provides a preliminary overview only and should be interpreted with caution.
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Formative Evaluation of the Public Health Unit Youth Engagement Initiative (Volume 4 Number 2)

  This newsletter reports on key findings from a formative evaluation of how the Initiative has been implemented in public health units across the province. Related publication: Evaluation of a Youth Engagement Initiative to Promote Healthy Choices (Volume 4 Number 1)  
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TIMS-SK Update: Smoking Cessation: An Integral Part of Primary Health-Care Delivery

This update explores quitting behaviour and the use of pharmacotherapy and behavioural aids among Saskatchewan smokers aged 15 years and older. It also looks at the involvement of health professionals in delivering cessation services. All data presented in this report are from the Can
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Evaluating the Saskatchewan Tobacco Reduction Strategy – Issue 3

  This newsletter presents results from an evaluation of the Partnership to Assist with Cessation of Tobacco and Tobacco Addiction Recovery (PACT/TAR) program. Related publications: Evaluating the Saskatchewan Tobacco Reduction Strategy – Issue 1 Evaluating the Saskatchewan
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Evaluating the Saskatchewan Tobacco Reduction Strategy – Issue 2

  This newsletter presents summary findings on tobacco use, cessation, prevention and protection from the Comprehensive Mid-Term Strategy Progress Report (the Mid-Term Report). The information presented provides an overview only. Related publications: Evaluating the Saskatchewan
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Evaluating the Saskatchewan Tobacco Reduction Strategy – Issue 1

  This newsletter presents a summary of the evaluation plan for the Saskatchewan Tobacco Reduction Strategy. Related publications: Evaluating the Saskatchewan Tobacco Reduction Strategy – Issue 2 Evaluating the Saskatchewan Tobacco Reduction Strategy – Issue 3 TIMS-SK
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Evaluation of a Youth Engagement Initiative to Promote Healthy Choices (Volume 4 Number 1)

  This evaluation is an ongoing multiyear effort that supports learning throughout the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport youth engagement initiative from its initiation, through initial roll-out and full implementation. Related publication: Formative Evaluation of th
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On the Street: What Low SES Smokers Say About Smoking Cessation in Ontario (Volume 3 Number 4)

  This study evaluates the success of Ontario’s smoking cessation system in promoting and supporting quit attempts by low socio-economic status (SES) adult smokers. Related publications: Smoking and Quitting Behaviours of Low SES Adult Smokers (Volume 3 Number 1) What Key Informa
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Low SES Smokers in Ontario: A Comparison on the Basis of Education (Volume 3 Number 3)

  This study evaluates the success of Ontario’s smoking cessation system in promoting and supporting quit attempts by low socio-economic status (SES) adult smokers. Related publications: Smoking and Quitting Behaviours of Low SES Adult Smokers (Volume 3 Number 1) What Key Informa
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What Key Informants Say about Cessation Servicices For Low Socioeconomic Status (SES) Adult Smokers (Volume 3 Number 2)

  This study evaluates the success of Ontario’s smoking cessation system in promoting and supporting quit attempts by low socio-economic status (SES) adult smokers. Related publications: Smoking and Quitting Behaviours of Low SES Adult Smokers (Volume 3 Number 1) Low SES Smokers
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Smoking and Quitting Behaviours of Low SES Adult Smokers (Volume 3 Number 1)

  This study evaluates the success of Ontario’s smoking cessation system in promoting and supporting quit attempts by low socio-economic status (SES) adult smokers. Related publications: What Key Informants Say about Cessation Servicices For Low Socioeconomic Status (SES) Adult S
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What Young Men on the Street Say About Smoking Cessation (Volume 2 Number 4)

  This series reports on an evaluation study to assess quitting behaviours of young male smokers and the extent of cessation services available to them in Ontario. Related publications: Smoking and Quitting Behaviours of Young Men (Volume 2 Number 1) What Key Informants Say About
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OTRU Survey Tracks Smoking and Quitting Behaviours of Young Men (Volume 2 Number 3)

  This series reports on an evaluation study to assess quitting behaviours of young male smokers and the extent of cessation services available to them in Ontario. Related publications: Smoking and Quitting Behaviours of Young Men (Volume 2 Number 1) What Key Informants Say About
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What Key Informants Say About Cessation Services for Young Men (Volume 2 Number 2)

  This series reports on an evaluation study to assess quitting behaviours of young male smokers and the extent of cessation services available to them in Ontario. Related publications: Smoking and Quitting Behaviours of Young Men (Volume 2 Number 1) OTRU Survey Tracks Smoking an
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Smoking and Quitting Behaviours of Young Men (Volume 2 Number 1)

  This series reports on an evaluation study to assess quitting behaviours of young male smokers and the extent of cessation services available to them in Ontario. Related publications: What Key Informants Say About Cessation Services for Young Men (Volume 2 Number 2) OTRU Survey
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Cessation Services in Simcoe Muskoka (Volume 1 Number 5)

  This series summarizes findings from a pilot study to test a systematic approach to understanding what cessation services are and are not available at local levels and assess the feasibility of developing a comprehensive regional cessation system based on standards proposed by
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Cessation Services in Simcoe Muskoka (Volume 1 Number 4)

  This series summarizes findings from a pilot study to test a systematic approach to understanding what cessation services are and are not available at local levels and assess the feasibility of developing a comprehensive regional cessation system based on standards proposed by
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Cessation Services in Simcoe Muskoka (Volume 1 Number 3)

  This series summarizes findings from a pilot study to test a systematic approach to understanding what cessation services are and are not available at local levels and assess the feasibility of developing a comprehensive regional cessation system based on standards proposed by
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Cessation Services in Simcoe Muskoka (Volume 1 Number 2)

  This series summarizes findings from a pilot study to test a systematic approach to understanding what cessation services are and are not available at local levels and assess the feasibility of developing a comprehensive regional cessation system based on standards proposed by
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Cessation Services in Simcoe Muskoka (Volume 1 Number 1)

  This series summarizes findings from a pilot study to test a systematic approach to understanding what cessation services are and are not available at local levels and assess the feasibility of developing a comprehensive regional cessation system based on standards proposed by
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