Neighbourhoods in Ontario: The Association with Attempts to Quit Smoking

Neighbourhoods in Ontario: The Association with Attempts to Quit Smoking
Authors

OTRU

Date

February 2016

Type of Report

Project News

Social cohesion is “the extent of connectedness and solidarity among groups in society”. In Ontario, high social cohesion increased the odds of making a quit attempt regardless of whether smokers lived in deprived or affluent neighbourhoods. Ontario public health organizations can facilitate smoking cessation behaviours and better the overall health and well-being of their populations by promoting social cohesion within their communities.