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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Cessation Services in Simcoe Muskoka (Volume 1 Number 1)

  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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Tobacco Control Funding Commitments – 2007 Monitoring Update

  Substantial and stable funding on the part of government is a necessary condition for an effective tobacco control strategy. Under the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy, Ontario has substantially increased funding commitments dedicated to tobacco control. This Update reviews levels o
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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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The Performance Indicators Monitoring System (PIMS)

  In response to the demand for accountability and performance management information, OTRU is developing a performance reporting system. This Update describes the development of the Performance Indicators Monitoring system (PIMS). PIMS is designed for the ongoing collection, ana
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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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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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The Ontario Tobacco Survey: Raising the Standard for Evaluation

  The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit has launched a new provincial survey monitoring tobacco use and opinions about tobacco control to inform the progress of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy. The Ontario Tobacco Survey is a major cross-sectional and panel study—one of a few truly l
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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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Research Priorities Identified by OTRU in Support of Ontario’s Tobacco Control Strategy

  With the help of many of our Investigators and Affiliates across the province, our Principal Investigator team began work in the summer of 2005 on a research plan to identify tobacco control questions and issues of priority that can be addressed through OTRU’s intramural and ex
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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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Writing Outcome Objectives: A Monitoring and Evaluation Tip Sheet

  This update provides tips on writing specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time limited outcome objectives to help us to understand and communicate to others how we anticipate that our projects and services will contribute to the broader and more enduring goals of tob
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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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The Fiscal Impact of a Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program in Ontario

  This Special Report investigates the net present value of the investment in the five year comprehensive program proposed in Actions Will Speak Lounder than Words, the Report to the Minister of Health (Ashley et al., 1999) and the report of the Ontario Tobacco Strategy Steering
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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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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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Actions Will Speak Louder Than Words: Getting Serious about Tobacco Control in Ontario

  In order to strengthen and confirm Ontario’s commitment to tobacco use reduction, in December 1998, the Minister of Health appointed an advisory panel of experts in the fields of epidemiology, public health, the social sciences and medicine to recommend steps that Ontario can t
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