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Online Tools

OTRU data tools help researchers, students, and the tobacco control community to find tobacco-related indicators, sources of survey data, and commonly used survey questions.

The Tobacco Informatics Monitoring System (TIMS) gives easy access to 100’s of key tobacco control indicators related to prevention, protection, and cessation. The Tobacco Informatics Monitoring System – Saskatchewan provides access to key indicators related to Saskatchewan’s tobacco control strategy.

Chatter Box: A Glossary of Cigarette Packaging Design Elements describes the main textual, visual, and physical elements found on and inside the cigarette pack. It includes definitions of design elements and identifies some of the social functions these elements serve including culturally informed meanings and connotations.

Tobacco Retail Legislation Database. Around the world, many jurisdictions have been working to reduce the burden of tobacco use by encouraging responsible tobacco retailing. OTRU’s new database of these regulations shows the scope of policy levers available.

The Directory of Public Use Data on Tobacco Use in Canada provides a comprehensive list of public use survey data on smoking and tobacco use and can help researchers and students in locating high quality Canadian data.

The Searchable Database of Questionnaire Items from Population Surveys of Tobacco Use in Canada (.zip) is a source of over 1,000 Canadian tobacco related survey questions related to tobacco. The database contains questions gathered from over 50 national, provincial and local population based surveys.

The OTRU Tobacco Control Directory provides contact information for our network of investigators, and practitioners, policy makers and health professionals involved in tobacco control.