The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit’s New Online Course Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice




May 2006

Type of Report

OTRU Update


The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) has recently developed a new online tobacco control course entitled Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice. This Update describes this free-of-charge course that addresses the tobacco control community’s need for a comprehensive source of evidence-based information on tobacco control science, policy, and practice. Focussing on the Canadian experience, it provides an in-depth curriculum for public health practitioners who may be new to tobacco control, while serving as a useful resource for those who already have experience in the tobacco control field.