Putting Thirdhand Smoke on the Policy and Research Agenda: Knowledge User Survey Results




November 2012

Type of Report

OTRU Update


In response to growing concerns about third hand smoke (THS), OTRU hosted a workshop for public health, tobacco control policy, and research communities in May 2012, in Toronto. An online survey was circulated prior to the event to public health, healthcare and tobacco control knowledge users across Canada to determine their information needs and opinions about THS. A similar survey was provided to all workshop participants immediately after the workshop. This update highlights key findings from both knowledge user surveys and outlines next steps for dissemination of an Expert Panel Report on THS.