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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 Newsletters update communities on local tobacco use statistics and how local tobacco control initiatives are working.

The most recent OTRU publications are listed below.

You can find our publications by browsing All OTRU Publications (by year/type of report) or by choosing options on the righthand sidebar: search by type of publication, or search by topic area. Choosing one of these options will display a list of all relevant publications.

You can also search our publications using the general website search on the top right. OTRU publications, books and journal articles by staff members are found in the Online Library catalogue.

OTRU Update: April 2014

Waterpipe Use in Ontario

Authors: Michael Chaiton, Rita Luk
Date: April 2014

As waterpipe use has increased around the world, it has become a growing public health concern. This update examines the latest population survey data about the prevalence of waterpipe use in Ontario, patterns of use, beliefs and attitudes about use and its relationship to use of other tobacco products. Read more…

Other Recent Publications

An Update on Varenicline Use in Ontario

Varenicline is currently funded as a Limited Use Benefit on the Ontario Drug Benefit Formulary. However, little is known about who uses varenicline and how use has changed over time in Ontario. This update explores use of varenicline in Ontario using data from OTRU’s Ontario Tobacco Survey. Read more…

OTRU’s Evaluation Guidance and Support Project (Volume 7 Number 4)

This newsletter is the fourth of a series from OTRU’s Evaluation Support Team outlining OTRU’s evaluation and research services for Ontario’s Public Health Units, Tobacco Control Area Networks, and other tobacco Transfer Payment Agencies. The newsletter  also highlights current projects and provides more details about some of the types of evaluation requests that the team receives. Read more…

OTRU’s Evaluation Guidance and Support Project (Volume 7 Number 3)

This newsletter is the third of a series from OTRU’s Evaluation Support Team outlining OTRU’s evaluation and research services for Ontario’s Public Health Units, Tobacco Control Area Networks, and other tobacco Transfer Payment Agencies. The newsletter  also highlights current projects and provides more details about some of the types of evaluation requests that the team receives. Read more…