12th Annual Monitoring Report: Progress Toward a Smoke-Free Ontario (2005-2006) and Implications for Future Developments

  This report highlights project activity and summarizes key indicators of progress towards Smoke-Free Ontario’s goals, and concludes by considering the implications of the evidence. This report considers evidence that is presented in more detail elsewhere, particularly Rep
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Youth Access to Tobacco Products – 2007 Monitoring Update

  As part of the goal area of prevention, comprehensive tobacco control policy includes restrictions on youth access to tobacco products. Age-related tobacco legislation is a means of curtailing the availability of tobacco to a demographic group which is particularly vulnerable t
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Support for Tobacco Retail Display Bans in Ontario

  Bans on the display of tobacco products at the point of sale are expected to result in decreased rates of smoking initiation among young people, decreased rates of smoking in the general population and fewer relapses among quitters. This update reviews progress in legislation t
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What’s New with OTRU’s Online Course Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice

  The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit’s free online course, Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice, provides comprehensive, evidence-based information on tobacco control science, policy and practice to the Canadian tobacco control community. This Update outlines new cou
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12th Annual Monitoring Report: Indicators of Smoke-Free Ontario Progress

  Indicators of Smoke-Free Ontario Progress is the second of three reports in this year’s Monitoring and Evaluation Series.The main sections in this second report have been organized according to Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy goals of prevention, cessation, and protection. The repo
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12th Annual Monitoring Report: The Tobacco Control Environment: Ontario and Beyond

  The Tobacco Control Environment: Ontario and Beyond is the first of three reports in this year’s Monitoring and Evaluation Series. This first report describes tobacco control initiatives in Canadian provinces and territories, especially those that took effect or were updated du
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The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit’s New Online Course Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice

  The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) has recently developed a new online tobacco control course entitled Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice. This Update describes this free-of-charge course that addresses the tobacco control community’s need for a comprehens
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11th Annual Monitoring Report: OTS Progress and Implications

  This report is organized around the three objectives of the Ontario Tobacco Strategy (OTS) adopted by the OTS Steering Committee in 2003-2004. In each section of this report dealing with a Strategy goal, we consider the public health impact of project achievements, with attenti
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Provincial Scan of Tobacco Use Prevention Programs and Services

  This report provides an overview of an environmental scan of tobacco use prevention programs and services identified by health departments across Ontario for the period of April 1, 2004 – March 31, 2005. The collected information is intended to help inform provincial planning,
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11th Annual Monitoring Report: Indicators of OTS Progress

  This report provides a presentation of quantitative data from a variety of surveys and other sources measuring recent progress in in the different goal areas of tobacco control in Ontario. Related publications: 11th Annual Monitoring Report: The Tobacco Control Environment: Ont
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Monitoring and Evaluation Update: Indicators of Ontario Tobacco Strategy Progress 2004-2005: Highlights

  This Update highlights indicators of progress in Ontario strategy goals of prevention, cessation, and protection reported in the 2004-2005 Monitoring and Evaluation Series.
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11th Annual Monitoring Report: The Tobacco Control Environment: Ontario and Beyond

  The number of tobacco control initiatives is growing across the province, country, and world. This report provides an overview of tobacco control strategies, funding, and initiatives in addition to information about the tobacco industry in Canada. Related publications: 11th Ann
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10th Annual Monitoring Report: OTS Progress and Implications, 2003-04

  This report is the final instalment of the annual four-part series on monitoring and evaluation initiated by the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) two years ago. OTS Progress and Implications discusses the evidence presented in the three earlier numbers in this series. Relat
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10th Annual Monitoring Report: Indicators of OTS Progress

  This report presents quantitative data from a variety of surveys and other sources measuring recent progress in tobacco control in Ontario. Related publications: 10th Annual Monitoring Report: Preface 10th Annual Monitoring Report: Main Table of Contents 10th Annual Monitoring
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10th Annual Monitoring Report: Appendix C: Community Projects

  This section describes the accomplishments of Community Grant projects funded through an RFP process conducted in April of 2002. All of these projects were funded for the latter part of 2002-2003 and all of 2003-2004. Related publications: 10th Annual Monitoring Report: Preface
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10th Annual Monitoring Report: Appendix B: Province-wide Projects

  Project descriptions in this section were compiled by OTRU from material submitted by the province wide projects describing their activities and accomplishments ending March 2004. The assessments that follow each description were prepared by OTRU, based on these materials. Rela
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10th Annual Monitoring Report: OTS Project Evaluations 2003-2004: A Coordinated Review

  This report forms part of the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit’s (OTRU’s) tenth annual review of progress in tobacco control. It is the second of four reports to describe the progress of the Ontario Tobacco Strategy (OTS) during the fiscal year ended March 2004. A product of OTRU’
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10th Annual Monitoring Report: The Tobacco Control Environment: Ontario and Beyond

  The Tobacco Control Environment: Ontario and Beyond is the first of four reports in this year’s Monitoring and Evaluation Series. This first report provides contextual information for the monitoring and evaluation of the Ontario Tobacco Strategy (OTS), describing policies and p
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10th Annual Monitoring Report: Main Table of Contents

  Table of Contents. Related publications: 10th Annual Monitoring Report: Preface 10th Annual Monitoring Report: The Tobacco Control Environment: Ontario and Beyond 10th Annual Monitoring Report: OTS Project Evaluations 2003-2004: A Coordinated Review 10th Annual Monitoring Repor
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10th Annual Monitoring Report: Preface

  Preface. Related publications: 10th Annual Monitoring Report: Main Table of Contents 10th Annual Monitoring Report: The Tobacco Control Environment: Ontario and Beyond 10th Annual Monitoring Report: OTS Project Evaluations 2003-2004: A Coordinated Review 10th Annual Monitoring
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9th Annual Monitoring Report: OTS Progress and Implications, 2002-03

  The report considers evidence presented in more detail elsewhere, particularly in Nos. 2 and 3 of Volume 9 of OTRU’s annual Monitoring and Evaluation series. A section devoted to each objective uses key indicators to summarize the current status and highlight project achievemen
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9th Annual Monitoring Report: Indicators of OTS Progess

  This report provides a a presentation of quantitative data from a variety of surveys and other sources measuring recent progress in tobacco control in Ontario. Related publications: 9th Annual Monitoring Report: Tobacco Control Highlights: Ontario and Beyond 9th Annual Monitori
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9th Annual Monitoring Report: OTS Project Evaluations: A Coordinated Review

  This report forms part of the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit’s (OTRU’s) ninth annual review of progress in tobacco control. It is the second of four reports to describe the progress of the Ontario Tobacco Strategy (OTS) during the fiscal year ended March 2003. A product of OTRU’
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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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9th Annual Monitoring Report: Tobacco Control Highlights: Ontario and Beyond

  Significant developments took place in Ontario during 2002. Salient among these was the continued progress by local communities in passing and implementing smoke-free bylaws. An increasing number of Ontarians are now protected from the harmful effects of environmental tobacco s
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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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8th Annual Monitoring Report: OTS Progress and Implications, 2001-02

  This report provides a largely qualitative summary of accomplishments by OTS projects funded in the previous year. Related publications: 8th Annual Monitoring Report: Tobacco Control Highlights: Ontario and Beyond 8th Annual Monitoring Report: OTS Project Evaluations: A Coordin
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8th Annual Monitoring Report: Indicators of OTS Progess

  This report provides a largely qualitative summary of accomplishments by OTS projects funded in the previous year. Related publications: 8th Annual Monitoring Report: Tobacco Control Highlights: Ontario and Beyond 8th Annual Monitoring Report: OTS Project Evaluations: A Coordin
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8th Annual Monitoring Report: OTS Project Evaluations: A Coordinated Review

  This report provides a largely qualitative summary of accomplishments by OTS projects funded in the previous year. Related publications: 8th Annual Monitoring Report: Tobacco Control Highlights: Ontario and Beyond 8th Annual Monitoring Report: Indicators of OTS Progess 8th Annu
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8th Annual Monitoring Report: Tobacco Control Highlights: Ontario and Beyond

  This report is intended to provide contextual information for the monitoring of the Ontario Tobacco Strategy (OTS) for the reporting year April 1, 2001 to March 31, 2002. The first section outlines the most significant developments in tobacco control at the national level. The
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School-Based Tobacco Use Prevention Programs: Should They be Abandoned?

  School-based smoking prevention programs have been a major focus of efforts to address the problem of smoking among youth and the cost-effectiveness of school-based programs of even modest impact have been demonstrated. Unfortunately, evaluations of many programs have yielded d
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7th Annual Monitoring Report: Progress Toward Our Goals – Executive Summary – French

  Il faut intensifier les efforts de lutte contre le tabagisme. Il y a toujours d’importantes occasions stratégiques à saisir. De plus, certains groupes cibles d’une importance critique ont été laissés de côté. Related publications: 7th Annual Monitoring Report: Progress Toward O
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7th Annual Monitoring Report: Progress Toward Our Goals – Executive Summary – English

  A more intensive tobacco control effort is called for, with funding increasing from current levels to amounts approaching internationally recognized standards. Major strategic opportunities remain, and critical target groups have yet to be addressed. Related publications: 7th A
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7th Annual Monitoring Report: Progress Toward Our Goals

  This Report covers the period April 2000-March 2001 and is the seventh annual report from the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) to monitor the progress of the Ontario Tobacco Strategy (OTS). Related publications: 7th Annual Monitoring Report: Progress Toward Our Goals –
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Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs: A Review and Synthesis of Evaluation Strategies in the United States

  This report reviews what several U.S. jurisdictions are doing with respect to evaluating comprehensive tobacco control programs. The authors find an extensive array of evaluation activity taking place in select U.S. jurisdictions. Typically, programs are assessed at the level o
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Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs: A Review and Synthesis of Evaluation Strategies in the United States

  This update summarizes the findings of a special report prepared by the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit that examines comprehensive tobacco control programs in leading U.S. jurisdictions. The report focuses on evaluation infrastructure and methodologies, including measures of sho
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6th Annual Monitoring Report: Progress Toward Our Goals – Executive Summary – French

  Le présent rapport de surveillance, qui constitue le sixième rapport annuel, décrit les progrès réalisés en vue d’atteindre les objectifs de la Stratégie antitabac de l’Ontario (SAO). 6th Annual Monitoring Report: Progress Toward Our Goals 6th Annual Monitoring Report: Progress
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6th Annual Monitoring Report: Progress Toward Our Goals – Executive Summary – English

  This Monitoring Report, the sixth in an annual series, describes progress toward the goals of the Ontario Tobacco Strategy (OTS). 6th Annual Monitoring Report: Progress Toward Our Goals 6th Annual Monitoring Report: Progress Toward Our Goals – Executive Summary – Fr
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6th Annual Monitoring Report: Progress Toward Our Goals

  This Monitoring Report, the sixth in an annual series, describes progress toward the goals of the Ontario Tobacco Strategy (OTS). While not a formal evaluation, the report provides a context for reviewing the OTS in Chapter 1, provides quantitative data on potential impacts and
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5th Annual Monitoring Report: Progress Toward Our Goals – Executive Summary – English

  This Executive Summary of the Monitoring Report, the fifth in an annual series, gives an overview of progress toward the goals of the Ontario Tobacco Strategy. Related publication: 5th Annual Monitoring Report: Progress Toward Our Goals  
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