Busting Myths About Smoking Cessation

  With limited population-level research, myths about smoking cessation persist. Research from the Ontario Tobacco Survey (OTS) has improved our understanding of smoking cessation in the general population. Key facts and findings are summarized, including the frequency and number
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What Effect Does Tobacco Taxation Have on Contraband? Debunking the Taxation – Contraband Tobacco Myth

  Research demonstrates that many factors are associated with contraband tobacco use, including: easy access, misconceptions about “legal” purchase of cigarettes from First Nations’ Reserves, insufficient enforcement and penalties, and organized criminal activity. It is frequentl
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Contraband Use Among Ontario Youth

  This update is based on excerpts from the tobacco summary section of the report, Drug Use among Ontario Students, 1977-2009: Detailed OSDUHS Findings. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) is the longest ongoing school
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Anti-Contraband Policy Measures: Evidence for Better Practice – Full Report

  This report is a knowledge synthesis of what is known about the contraband tobacco market globally and the policies in place to help curb it. Given the many different forms of contraband and the ease with which the source can change in response to policy, there is no single sol
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Anti-Contraband Policy Measures: Evidence for Better Practice – Summary Report

  This report provides a summary of a more extensive knowledge synthesis that presents information on a wide-range of tobacco anti-contraband measures, in an effort to ascertain the relative effectiveness of various policy measures for addressing contraband in Canada and around t
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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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