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  • Infographics visually present findings from OTRU studies

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Project Update: December 2015

Emerging RECIG Results: Knowledge Synthesis and Adult Survey 6-Month Follow-Up
Emerging RECIG Results: Knowledge Synthesis and Adult Survey 6-Month Follow-Up

Authors: Alexa Minichiello, Ginnie Ng, Bo Zhang, Robert Schwartz

Date: December 2015

This newsletter focuses on the results from the health effects and patterns of use knowledge syntheses, analysis of Ontario survey data as well as preliminary results of the Adult Longitudinal Panel 6-month follow-up survey. Read more…

Other Recent Publications

Knowledge and Evaluation Support Update (December 2015)

This update provides a snapshot of two current projects supported by OTRU’s Knowledge and Evaluation Support Team: Monitoring the Integration of the 5As Approach to Cessation in Central West Ontario, and Tobacco Vendor Education: A Needs Assessment in Halton Region. Read more…

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

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…

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…