Secondhand Smoke in Ontario Homes: Findings from a National Study


Roberta Ferrence, Tracey Timmerman, Mary Jane Ashley, David Northrup, Joan Brewster, Joanna Cohen et al.


October 2005

Type of Report

Special Report


A range of adverse health effects are caused by environmental tobacco smoke or secondhand smoke in adult non-smokers and in children. The purpose of this report is to provide new findings on attitudes and behaviours associated with secondhand smoke exposure in Ontario home environments. Findings in this report are from the National Study on Environmental Tobacco Smoke in the Home. It is the first Canadian study to provide national population estimates on secondhand smoke exposure and protective behaviours. The data were collected between June 2001 and January 2002, using structured computer-assisted telephone interviews with Canadians over the age of 18 years.