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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 four modules in both English and French:
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 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.
Knowledge Exchange is integral to our work. Learn more about OTRU’s knowledge exchange initiatives.
OTRU can help you with your knowledge, research and evaluation needs if you are a Smoke-Free Ontario stakeholder working on tobacco-related projects. To learn more about this service visit our Knowledge & Evaluation Support page.
Ontario Smokers’ Helpline or 1-877-513-5333 – a counselling service to help smokers quit (telephone or online). For additional information about smoking cessation, please talk to your health care professional or contact your local Public Health Unit
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care – Quit Smoking – provides information on quitting and links to other resources
Health Canada – Quit Now – a site providing useful information on quitting, including self-help materials and other resources. This site also provides statistics about smoking in Canada, along with information about the health effects of smoking and second-hand smoke
To enroll in the free online course and to view system requirements:
Read a feature written about the course in Info Tabac (March 2012): Tobacco training course without the exam pressure makes learning fun