Commercial Tobacco Reduction in Indigenous Communities: 2017 Literature Update

  Smoking prevalence among indigenous groups globally often exceed that of non-Indigenous and settler populations in the same regions or nations. In 2016, OTRU published a systematic review on the efficacy of interventions to reduce commercial tobacco in Indigenous communities. T
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RETRAC: Knowledge Forum Summary

This newsletter about the Research on Non-Traditional Tobacco Reduction in Aboriginal Communities (RETRAC) project includes an update on the RETRAC Knowledge Forum, which took place at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto in October, 2015. The RETRAC project is a joint initiative of
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RETRAC: Research Progress and Preliminary Knowledge Synthesis Findings

This newsletter about the Research on Non-Traditional Tobacco Reduction in Aboriginal Communities (RETRAC) project includes an update on research being conducted with exemplar communities and community-based research with Aboriginal communities in Ontario. Emerging findings from the p
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Research on Non-Traditional Tobacco Use Reduction in Aboriginal Communities (RETRAC)

  OTRU, together with the Well Living House at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH), is studying how non-traditional tobacco use in Ontario’s Aboriginal communities can best be addressed through interventions. This update describes study methods including: a knowledge
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Evaluating the Saskatchewan Tobacco Reduction Strategy – Issue 3

  This newsletter presents results from an evaluation of the Partnership to Assist with Cessation of Tobacco and Tobacco Addiction Recovery (PACT/TAR) program. Related publications: Evaluating the Saskatchewan Tobacco Reduction Strategy – Issue 1 Evaluating the Saskatchewan
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Youth Engagement and Tobacco Control in On-Reserve Aboriginal Communities

  This report summarizes findings from an evaluation of the Youth Action Alliance of Manitoulin Island (YAA MAN). The Youth Action Alliance (YAA) program was an Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport (MHPS) youth engagement initiative that focused on youth engagement, smo
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Engaging Aboriginal Youth in Off-Reserve Communities: A Case-Study of MAKWA

  This report presents a formative evaluation of Making Aboriginal Kids Walk Away (From Tobacco Abuse) (MAKWA), an Aboriginal Youth Action Alliance (YAA) located off-reserve. The primary focus of the evaluation was to understand how to establish and operate an Aboriginal off-rese
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An Update on Contraband Cigarettes Purchased on First Nations Reserves

  The effectiveness of tobacco taxation to discourage smoking can be undermined by the widespread availability of contraband tobacco. Data from the Ontario Tobacco Survey are used to estimate the extent of purchasing contraband cigarettes on reserves in Ontario and its impact on
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Contraband Cigarettes in Ontario

  This report documents the scope of the contraband cigarette market in Ontario and quantifies the extent of use and the financial impact on tax revenues of one source of contraband tobacco products – cigarettes purchased on First Nations reserves. The report also describes the c
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A Recommended Population Strategy to Help Canadian Tobacco Users

  This Special Report is designed to stimulate discussion on the creation of a population strategy to reduce the future health and economic burden of tobacco use among current tobacco users in Canada, and offers a set of potential goals, objectives, actions, budget estimates, and
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Considerations and Rationale for a National Action Plan to Help Canadian Tobacco Users

  This is the first of two papers designed to provoke discussion on the creation of a national strategy to help current tobacco users. It begins with sections designed to show why a national strategy is warranted. This is followed by a brief profile of current tobacco users in Ca
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