OTRU evidence-based publications serve a variety of information needs:

  • OTRU Updates summarize highlights from recent research and evaluation findings.
  • Special Reports provide overviews and syntheses of research in special topic areas.
  • Strategy Monitoring Reports analyze the progress of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy and document changes in the province’s tobacco control climate.
  • Evaluation and Project Newsletters update communities on local tobacco use statistics and how local tobacco control initiatives are working.
  • Infographics visually present findings from OTRU studies

The most recent OTRU publications are listed below.

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OTRU Update: September 2015

Is It a Quit Attempt if It Doesn’t Last a Day? Predictors of Serious Quit Attempts of at Least 24 Hours DurationIs It a Quit Attempt if It Doesn’t Last a Day? Predictors of Serious Quit Attempts of at Least 24 Hours Duration

Authors: Michael Chaiton

Date: September 2015

Many researchers use a definition of quit attempt that requires any attempt at cessation to last longer than 24 hours. Using data from OTRU’s Ontario Tobacco Survey, this update examines factors associated with making quit attempts that last more than 24 hours compared to those of shorter duration. Read more…

Other Recent Publications

Emerging RECIG Results: Youth and Young Adult Interviews

This newsletter, the fourth in a series from OTRU’s Research on E-Cigarettes (RECIG) project, focuses on the results of youth and young adult interviews and provides an update on RECIG’s Adult and the Youth and Young Adult Surveys. Read more…

Knowledge and Evaluation Support Team Newsletter (September 2015)

This newsletter provides a snapshot of two current projects supported by OTRU’s Knowledge and Evaluation Support team: an evaluation of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act Outdoor Smoking Restrictions using data from four case study locations across Ontario, and environmental scans of public health and health-care organizations providing tobacco cessation services in in Central West and North West TCANs. Read more…

Youth Exposure to Tobacco in Movies in Ontario, Canada: 2004-2014

Movies are a powerful vehicle for promoting tobacco use. Higher exposure to tobacco in movies increases the uptake of smoking among youth and undermines tobacco prevention efforts. This Special Report examines the extent of onscreen tobacco exposure among Ontario youth, and estimates the impact of the exposure in terms of new smokers recruited, their tobacco associated mortality and healthcare costs. Read more… Read more…