Environmental Scan of Workplace Tobacco Control Activities in Ontario Public Health Units

  This report provides the results of an environmental scan conducted by the Provincial Young Adult Prevention Advisory Group to identify tobacco-focused workplace activities (beyond the Smoke-Free Ontario Act) undertaken within the past 5 years or planned to be undertaken in the
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Evaluation of Workplace Cessation Demonstration Projects – Manufacturing Organizations (May 2015)

OTRU has been working with Smoke-Free Ontario partners to evaluate workplace-based smoking cessation demonstration projects in various public health units across Ontario. The workplace demonstration projects aimed to reduce present levels of smoking in industry sectors with high preva
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Evaluation of Workplace Cessation Demonstration Projects – Construction Organizations (May 2015)

OTRU has been working with Smoke-Free Ontario partners to evaluate workplace-based smoking cessation demonstration projects in various public health units across Ontario. This newsletter reports on evaluation findings relevant to the construction sector. Findings have been drawn from:
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Hookah in Toronto

This infographic is based on the findings of a study by OTRU researchers that assessed air quality using multiple ambient air measures and a biomarker for exposure in both indoor and outdoor waterpipe cafes in Toronto, Canada. Zhang B, Haji F, Kaufman P, Muir S, Ferrence R. ‘Enter at
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Evaluation of the Workplace-based Cessation Demonstration Projects Initiative (April 2014)

  OTRU is working with participating public health units, workplace leaders and other key partners to evaluate workplace-based tobacco use cessation demonstration projects in the construction, mining, manufacturing, hospitality and service sectors. This newsletter, the second in
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Exposure to Secondhand Smoke on Patios

  The health risks of second hand smoke (SHS) are now well established; in many places, including the province of Ontario, most indoor public places such as workplaces, bars, and restaurants are covered under smoke-free ordinances. People in outdoor environments are also exposed
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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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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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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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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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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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