The Smoke-Free Ontario-Scientific Advisory Committee (SFO-SAC) report, Evidence to Guide Action: Comprehensive Tobacco Control in Ontario, outlines exciting new evidence-informed approaches to moving tobacco control to the next critical stage. Included are innovative strategies
This is the report of the Tobacco Strategy Advisory Group, established by the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport in March 2009, to inform the Ontario Government’s New Directions in Tobacco Control 5-year plan. The recommendations for a comprehensive tobacco control strategy
In Canada, tobacco control practices, programs and policies occur at the national, provincial and local levels. While federal, provincial and territorial governments play an important role through the provision of strategic direction and funding and the development of programs
This report presents the findings of a survey on tobacco control activities in Canada’s public health units and health authorities. The report explores successful tobacco control practices, programs and policies relating to prevention, cessation, protection and enforcement at t
This document provides an Environmental Scan of Web 2.0 Technologies prepared by the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit for the Canadian Public Health Association project The Next Stage: Delivering Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Knowledge through Public Health Networks.
The issue of tobacco industry funding of research is both important and controversial. It is important because of the science gaps and funding realities, and controversial because of past and current tobacco industry funding mechanisms have been used by tobacco companies as a m
Over the past decade, many Canadian municipalities and some provinces have implemented smoke-free legislation to prohibit smoking in hospitality facilities to protect the public and workers from the harm caused by second-hand smoke. Yet, there is still concern in some quarters
In order to strengthen and confirm Ontario’s commitment to tobacco use reduction, in December 1998, the Minister of Health appointed an advisory panel of experts in the fields of epidemiology, public health, the social sciences and medicine to recommend steps that Ontario can t
The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) is a Canadian leader in tobacco control research, monitoring and evaluation, teaching and training, and is a respected source of science-based information on tobacco control. We also apply our skills to other areas of public health.