Data Standards for Smoke-Free Ontario Smoking Cessation Service Providers

  A range of smoking cessation interventions are available to help Ontario smokers quit. This report identifies common intake and follow-up indicators and measures recommended for adult smoking cessation service providers in Ontario.
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Evaluation of the Workplace-based Cessation Demonstration Projects Initiative (July 2013)

  Smoking rates are higher among occupations in manufacturing, construction and service industry sectors. OTRU is working with participating public health units, workplace leaders and other key partners to evaluate a number of workplace-based, tobacco use cessation demonstration
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OTRU’s Evaluation Guidance and Support Project (July 2013)

  This newsletter is the first 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
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Cessation Pathways: Exploring Opportunities for Developing a Coordinated Smoking Cessation System in Ontario (Volume 5 Number 1)

This newsletter presents a summary of early and emerging findings among a preliminary sample of survey and in-depth interview participants in the Cessation Pathways study. The information presented here provides a preliminary overview only and should be interpreted with caution.
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2012 Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy Evaluation Report – Full Report

  Partners of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy have made solid progress in implementing a comprehensive approach to achieving vital tobacco control goals. This report presents evaluative information about the activities and results of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy and describes
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2012 Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy Evaluation Report – Executive Summary

  OTRU’s Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy Evaluation Report Executive Summary provides a synposis of the report’s comprehensive review of the progress of the province’s tobacco control initiatives. Related publications: 2012 Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy Evaluation Report –
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TIMS-SK Update: Smoking Cessation: An Integral Part of Primary Health-Care Delivery

This update explores quitting behaviour and the use of pharmacotherapy and behavioural aids among Saskatchewan smokers aged 15 years and older. It also looks at the involvement of health professionals in delivering cessation services. All data presented in this report are from the Can
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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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Provision of Smoking Cessation by Ontario Dental Health Professionals

This study explores the experience of three dental health professional groups (dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants) in providing smoking cessation services to their patients in routine daily practice.
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Evaluating the Saskatchewan Tobacco Reduction Strategy – Issue 2

  This newsletter presents summary findings on tobacco use, cessation, prevention and protection from the Comprehensive Mid-Term Strategy Progress Report (the Mid-Term Report). The information presented provides an overview only. Related publications: Evaluating the Saskatchewan
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Smoking Cessation Activities in Ontario Hospitals: Survey Results

  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
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2011 Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy Evaluation Report – Full Report

  OTRU’s Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy Evaluation Report provides a comprehensive review of the progress of the province’s tobacco control initiatives. Ontario’s investment in the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy is bearing fruit. The Smoke-Free Ontario Act protects most Ontarians most
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2011 Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy Evaluation Report – Executive Summary

  OTRU’s Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy Evaluation Report Executive Summary provides a synposis of the report’s comprehensive review of the progress of the province’s tobacco control initiatives. Related publications: 2011 Monitoring Report: Prohibition of Tobacco Sales In Spe
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Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice Final Report – Phase 2

    This report describes the course enrolment, participant profiles, completion of module tests, test scores and feedback to date. Each module is described individually, followed by a brief summary comparing all three modules. Course strengths and opportunities are highligh
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Evaluating the Saskatchewan Tobacco Reduction Strategy – Issue 1

  This newsletter presents a summary of the evaluation plan for the Saskatchewan Tobacco Reduction Strategy. Related publications: Evaluating the Saskatchewan Tobacco Reduction Strategy – Issue 2 Evaluating the Saskatchewan Tobacco Reduction Strategy – Issue 3 TIMS-SK
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Analysis of the Young Adult Ontario Workforce

  The purpose of this report is to identify points of intervention for smoking cessation within the young adult Ontario workforce. Conclusions indicate which types of workplaces and which occupations to target interventions to reach a large number of young adults in traditionally
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Evidence to Guide Action: Comprehensive Tobacco Control in Ontario: A Report of the Smoke-Free Ontario Scientific Advisory Committee

  The Smoke-Free Ontario-Scientific Advisory Committee (SFO-SAC) report, Evidence to Guide Action: Comprehensive Tobacco Control in Ontario, outlines exciting new evidence-informed approaches to moving tobacco control to the next critical stage. Included are innovative strategies
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Building On Our Gains, Taking Action Now: Ontario’s Tobacco Control Strategy for 2011-2016

  This is the report of the Tobacco Strategy Advisory Group, established by the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport in March 2009, to inform the Ontario Government’s New Directions in Tobacco Control 5-year plan. The recommendations for a comprehensive tobacco control strategy
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The Next Stage: Delivering Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Knowledge through Public Health Networks

  In Canada, tobacco control practices, programs and policies occur at the national, provincial and local levels. While federal, provincial and territorial governments play an important role through the provision of strategic direction and funding and the development of programs
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Evidence to Inform Smoking Cessation Policymaking in Ontario

  This OTRU Special Report provides evidence to inform the development of Ontario’s smoking cessation strategy. The report states the general case for smoking cessation, including the benefits of a comprehensive cessation system; presents a segmentation analysis of Ontario smoker
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Survey on Tobacco Control Activities in Canada’s Public Health Units and Health Regions: Survey Results Report

  This report presents the findings of a survey on tobacco control activities in Canada’s public health units and health authorities. The report explores successful tobacco control practices, programs and policies relating to prevention, cessation, protection and enforcement at t
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Impact of the Smoking Cessation System on Young Male Smokers

  This Special Report presents the results from an evaluation study that assessed the extent to which Ontario’s smoking cessation system meets the needs of young male smokers who are 19-29 years old. In 2008, young males had the highest prevalence of current smoking in Ontario; c
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On the Street: What Low SES Smokers Say About Smoking Cessation in Ontario (Volume 3 Number 4)

  This study evaluates the success of Ontario’s smoking cessation system in promoting and supporting quit attempts by low socio-economic status (SES) adult smokers. Related publications: Smoking and Quitting Behaviours of Low SES Adult Smokers (Volume 3 Number 1) What Key Informa
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Low SES Smokers in Ontario: A Comparison on the Basis of Education (Volume 3 Number 3)

  This study evaluates the success of Ontario’s smoking cessation system in promoting and supporting quit attempts by low socio-economic status (SES) adult smokers. Related publications: Smoking and Quitting Behaviours of Low SES Adult Smokers (Volume 3 Number 1) What Key Informa
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14th/15th Annual Monitoring Report: Indicators of Smoke-Free Ontario Progress

  Indicators of Smoke-Free Ontario Progress is the second report in the Monitoring and Evaluation Series. The main sections in this second report are organized according to Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy goals of prevention, cessation, and protection. The report presents surveillanc
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Youth Action Alliances in Underserved Neighbourhoods

  This Special Report presents the results of a case study of the implementation of the Youth Action Alliance (YAA) Program in Toronto, selected because of the unique approach taken to recruiting youth. Using key informant interviews and focus groups with Peer Leaders, the report
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What Key Informants Say about Cessation Servicices For Low Socioeconomic Status (SES) Adult Smokers (Volume 3 Number 2)

  This study evaluates the success of Ontario’s smoking cessation system in promoting and supporting quit attempts by low socio-economic status (SES) adult smokers. Related publications: Smoking and Quitting Behaviours of Low SES Adult Smokers (Volume 3 Number 1) Low SES Smokers
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Smoking and Quitting Behaviours of Low SES Adult Smokers (Volume 3 Number 1)

  This study evaluates the success of Ontario’s smoking cessation system in promoting and supporting quit attempts by low socio-economic status (SES) adult smokers. Related publications: What Key Informants Say about Cessation Servicices For Low Socioeconomic Status (SES) Adult S
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What Young Men on the Street Say About Smoking Cessation (Volume 2 Number 4)

  This series reports on an evaluation study to assess quitting behaviours of young male smokers and the extent of cessation services available to them in Ontario. Related publications: Smoking and Quitting Behaviours of Young Men (Volume 2 Number 1) What Key Informants Say About
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13th Annual Monitoring Report: Toward a Smoke-Free Ontario: Progress and Implications for Future Developments

  Drawing upon material in the first two reports in this series, the third report assesses the progress made toward the overall goals of the strategy and discusses the implications of findings for future advancements in tobacco control. Related publications: 13th Annual Monitorin
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OTRU Survey Tracks Smoking and Quitting Behaviours of Young Men (Volume 2 Number 3)

  This series reports on an evaluation study to assess quitting behaviours of young male smokers and the extent of cessation services available to them in Ontario. Related publications: Smoking and Quitting Behaviours of Young Men (Volume 2 Number 1) What Key Informants Say About
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What Key Informants Say About Cessation Services for Young Men (Volume 2 Number 2)

  This series reports on an evaluation study to assess quitting behaviours of young male smokers and the extent of cessation services available to them in Ontario. Related publications: Smoking and Quitting Behaviours of Young Men (Volume 2 Number 1) OTRU Survey Tracks Smoking an
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13th Annual Monitoring Report: Number 2: Indicators of Smoke-Free Ontario Progress

  Indicators of Smoke-Free Ontario Progress is the second report in the Monitoring and Evaluation Series. The main sections in this second report are organized according to Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy goals of prevention, cessation, and protection. The report presents surveillanc
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Smoking and Quitting Behaviours of Young Men (Volume 2 Number 1)

  This series reports on an evaluation study to assess quitting behaviours of young male smokers and the extent of cessation services available to them in Ontario. Related publications: What Key Informants Say About Cessation Services for Young Men (Volume 2 Number 2) OTRU Survey
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A Model for Assessing Gaps in Smoking Cessation Systems and Services in a Local Public Health Unit

  In 2006, a vision for smoking cessation in Ontario was developed, providing a basis for evaluating the adequacy of the existing system. Those responsible for tobacco control need protocols to assess and plan local systems consistent with this vision. This Special Report present
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Cessation Services in Simcoe Muskoka (Volume 1 Number 5)

  This series summarizes findings from a pilot study to test a systematic approach to understanding what cessation services are and are not available at local levels and assess the feasibility of developing a comprehensive regional cessation system based on standards proposed by
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Cessation Services in Simcoe Muskoka (Volume 1 Number 4)

  This series summarizes findings from a pilot study to test a systematic approach to understanding what cessation services are and are not available at local levels and assess the feasibility of developing a comprehensive regional cessation system based on standards proposed by
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Health Professionals’ Advice on Smoking Cessation in Ontario: 2002-2007

  Health professionals can and should play a key role in smoking cessation and evidence shows that many consider it their role to advise smokers to quit. Less is known about smokers’ views on the role of health professionals. This Update assesses Ontario smokers’ receipt of advic
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Cessation Services in Simcoe Muskoka (Volume 1 Number 3)

  This series summarizes findings from a pilot study to test a systematic approach to understanding what cessation services are and are not available at local levels and assess the feasibility of developing a comprehensive regional cessation system based on standards proposed by
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Cessation Services in Simcoe Muskoka (Volume 1 Number 2)

  This series summarizes findings from a pilot study to test a systematic approach to understanding what cessation services are and are not available at local levels and assess the feasibility of developing a comprehensive regional cessation system based on standards proposed by
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