Publications

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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Special Report: August 2017

Monitoring and Evaluating Ontario’s New E-Cigarette Policy Measures: Sale and Supply to YouthMonitoring and Evaluating Ontario’s New E-Cigarette Policy Measures: Sale and Supply to Youth

Authors: Tracey Borland, Jolene Dubray, Michael Chaiton, Robert Schwartz

Date: August 2017

In 2016/2017, OTRU, in collaboration with key stakeholders, assessed the implementation and impact of new tobacco and e-cigarette policy measures being implemented in Ontario. This report provides an overview of key findings, focusing on implementation of the e-cigarette minimum age of sale and supply stipulation that came into effect on January 1, 2016. The report provides an overview of:

  • Compliance with and enforcement of the youth access stipulation
  • Facilitators and challenges to implementation
  • Perceived impacts
  • Any unintended consequences or emerging issues resulting from the new policy measure

Read more…

Other Recent Publications

Monitoring and Evaluating Ontario’s New Tobacco Policy Measures: Flavoured Tobacco Prohibition

In 2016/2017, OTRU, in collaboration with key stakeholders, assessed the implementation and impact of new tobacco and e-cigarette policy measures being implemented in Ontario. This report provides an overview of key findings, focusing on implementation of the flavoured tobacco ban that came into effect on January 1, 2016. Read more…

Youth Exposure to Tobacco in Movies in Ontario, Canada: 2004-2016

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 adds results for 2015 and 2016 and found that the landscape of onscreen tobacco exposure among Ontario youth was similar to those documented in our previous reports. Read more…

Research on Electronic Cigarettes and Waterpipe (RECIG-WP)

Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use has grown exponentially and the use of waterpipes is on the rise, especially among youth and young adults. Concerns surround initiation of these products among youth and young adults, and the relationship of these products to tobacco cigarette and marijuana use. Read more…