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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Protection from Secondhand Smoke – 2010 Monitoring Update

  There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. In addition to causing heart disease, cancer and premature death in nonsmoking adults, secondhand premature death in nonsmoking adults, secondhand smoke also causes sudden infant death syndrome, asthma and ear infections i
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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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Formative Evaluation of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act: Comprehensive Report

  This is the fourth in a series of reports about the formative evaluation of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA). The design of the formative evaluation of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act comprises four components that include a province-wide compliance survey of tobacco vendors and pu
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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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Prohibition of Tobacco Sales In Specific Places – 2009 Monitoring Update

  Comprehensive tobacco control includes prohibition of tobacco sales in specific places in order to decrease the physical availability of tobacco products. A key aspect of availability is outlet density, meaning how many places sell tobacco per unit of population or geographic a
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Protection From Secondhand Smoke – 2009 Monitoring Update

  There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. In addition to causing heart disease, cancer and premature death in nonsmoking adults, secondhand premature death in nonsmoking adults, secondhand smoke also causes sudden infant death syndrome, asthma and ear infections i
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Reports Of Tobacco Smoke Entering Ontario Homes

  Most nonsmokers in Canada and the United States are protected from secondhand smoke exposure at work and in indoor public places, but many are still exposed to smoke entering their homes from neighbouring dwellings, shared indoor spaces, ventilation systems, and through windows
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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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Prohibition of Tobacco Sales in Specific Places – 2008 Monitoring Update

  Comprehensive tobacco control policy includes prohibition of tobacco sales in specific places in order to decrease physical availability. Physical availability can be measured in terms of outlet density, meaning how many places sell tobacco per unit of population or geographic
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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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Protection from Secondhand Smoke – 2008 Monitoring Update

  Research shows there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Concentrations can be especially high in cars (Sendzik et al. 2008). In addition to causing heart disease, cancer and premature death in nonsmoking adults, secondhand smoke also causes sudden infant death sy
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An Experimental Investigation of Tobacco Smoke Pollution in Cars

  This report presents the findings of a study examining levels of Tobacco Smoke Pollution in cars (TSP, also known as second-hand smoke or environmental tobacco smoke). TSP has been identified as a serious public health threat. Although there has been a rapid increase in the num
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Trends in Public Support for Smoke-Free Workplaces, Restaurants and Bars in Ontario: 1998-2006

  Monitoring public support for restrictions on smoking may help policy makers make effective decisions about tobacco control policies that will benefit the community as a whole. This Update presents public opinion data on trends in support by Ontarians for smoke-free workplaces,
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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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Protection from Secondhand Smoke – 2007 Monitoring Update

  There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. This Update outlines legislation to reduce or eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke in various locations in Ontario. Protection from secondhand smoke in Ontario is comparable to that of other Canadian jurisdictions, excep
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Formative Evaluation of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act: Comparison of Baseline and Two Post SFOA Measurements

  This is the third in a series of reports about the formative evaluation of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA). The design of the formative evaluation includes three province-wide compliance surveys of randomly selected tobacco vendors and public places (restaurants and bars): on
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Formative Evaluation of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act: Comparison of Baseline and Post-SFOA Measurements

  This is the second in a series of reports about the formative evaluation of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA). The design of the formative evaluation includes three province-wide compliance surveys of randomly selected tobacco vendors and public places (restaurants and bars): o
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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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Formative Evaluation of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act Implementation: Summary of the Baseline Compliance Survey

  This is the first in a series of reports about the formative evaluation of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act. The design of the formative evaluation includes three province-wide compliance surveys of randomly selected tobacco vendors and public places (restaurants and bars): one surve
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The Smoke-Free Ontario Act: Extend Protection to Children in Vehicles

  The 2006 Smoke-Free Ontario Act prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places and workplaces, including company vehicles, but exempts private vehicles. This Update presents Ontarian public opinion data on support for bans on smoking in vehicles carrying children.
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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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Smoke-Free Workplaces: Not Just for Nonsmokers

  As of May 31, 2006, all enclosed workplaces in Ontario will be smoke-free. While this provision of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act is being enacted to protect the health of nonsmokers, research suggests that it will also benefit smokers. Judging by studies on this issue from Canada,
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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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Secondhand Smoke Exposure at Building Entrances: A Public Health Concern

  It has been well established that there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke. Even brief exposure can trigger asthma attacks in children, and exposure can have immediate negative health impacts in adults including general respiratory and eye irritation, asthma symptoms
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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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Workplace Restrictions on Smoking: Are They Good for the Smoker, Too?

  Adult smoking behaviour is known to be associated with restrictions on smoking, and this is true in both public places and workplaces. In the general adult population, the more extensive the restrictions on public smoking, the fewer the smokers, and the less the amount consumed
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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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