Online Course

Tobacco & Public Health: From Theory to Practice

Tobacco & Public Health: From Theory to Practice is an award-winning online course that offers a Canadian-focused overview on tobacco control research, policy, and practice. The course contains five modules – tobacco Prevention, Protection, Cessation and Evaluation; and E-Cigarettes. For more details about module contents, or to register, please visit the main course website.

This course is a useful training tool for those starting to work in tobacco control, and a resource for those looking for current facts or references.  Each module takes approximately three to five hours to complete and can be accessed online 24/7 for flexible learning.

Topics covered in the course modules include the biology and patterns of tobacco and e-cigarette use; examples of programs, policies, and treatment options; strategies for addressing industry opposition; future directions in tobacco control; and how to evaluate tobacco control initiatives.


  •     Easy-to-read format
  •     Interactive quizzes and videos
  •     Evidence-based Canadian content
  •     Reference citations, glossary, and key resources
  •     Ask the Expert function
  •     Certificate of completion