Evidence to Inform Smoking Cessation Policymaking in Ontario


Robert Schwartz, Shawn O’Connor, Nadia Minian, Tracey Borland, Alexey Babayan, Roberta Ferrence, Joanna Cohen, Jolene Dubray


August 2010

Type of Report

Special Report


This OTRU Special Report provides evidence to inform the development of Ontario’s smoking cessation strategy. The report states the general case for smoking cessation, including the benefits of a comprehensive cessation system; presents a segmentation analysis of Ontario smokers, showing smoking-related behaviour by sub-population; and describes the scope, reach and effects of smoking cessation interventions. The report also presents international findings.