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.
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Strategy Monitoring Report: January 2014
Date: January 2014
The Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy Monitoring Report finds that fewer school-aged youth are smoking, but the overall prevalence of cigarette smoking in the general population hasn’t changed in five years. These are some of the findings highlighted in this year’s Strategy Monitoring Report. This report presents evaluative information about the activities and results of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy and describes Strategy infrastructure and interventions, analyzes population-level changes, and explores the contributions of interventions. Read more…
Other Recent Publications
This newsletter is the second 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…
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…
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…