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 Evaluation Reports analyze the progress of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy and document changes in the province’s tobacco control climate.
- Evaluation Newsletters update communities on local tobacco use statistics and how local tobacco control initiatives are working.
The most recent OTRU publications are listed below.
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Special Report: October 2013
Authors: Lori Diemert, Jolene Dubray, Alexey Babayan, Robert Schwartz
Date: October 2013
Programs that effectively disrupt tobacco sales to minors have been shown to reduce smoking among youth. This report reviews the literature to identify the factors that are associated with vendor compliance and to explore the strategies and practices that positively affect tobacco vendor compliance with youth access legislation. Read more…
Other Recent Publications
In recent years in Canada and in other countries, the tobacco industry has increasingly used flavours as part of a marketing strategy to make tobacco products more attractive, especially for youth and young adults. This update summarizes current legisation in Ontario, Canada, and a number of international jurisdictions to restrict or prohibit flavours in tobacco products. Read more…
This Special Report highlights the results of an exploratory study to learn about smokers’ experiences with existing smoking cessation services/resources in Ontario and to identify opportunities for strengthening service linkages in the province. Read more…
The health risks of second hand smoke (SHS) are now well established; in many places, including the province of Ontario, most indoor public places such as workplaces, bars, and restaurants are covered under smoke-free ordinances. People in outdoor environments are also exposed to SHS. Using data from the Ontario Tobacco Survey, this update examines the characteristics of those who are exposed to smoking on patios. Read more…