Smoking Cessation Activities in Ontario Hospitals: Survey Results

Authors

Alexey Babayan, Jolene Dubray, Emily Taylor, Erika Yates, Robert Schwartz

Date

December 2011

Type of Report

Special Report

 

The Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport (MHPS) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) recently launched an initiative aimed to enhance cessation support to hospital patients with chronic diseases. As a first step, the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU), in partnership with the MHPS and MOHLTC, conducted a survey of Ontario hospitals to provide a snapshot of the current state of hospital-based smoking cessation services, practices and policies.