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This new module will complement existing modules in the OTRU online course, Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice. The module will outline what is currently known about vaping and vaping devices, with details describing product characteristics, health effects, exposure, and social/physical impacts. Given the recent expansion of vaping products, this information is critical for public health professionals, policymakers and cessation interveners.
The new module will be available Spring 2018.
This Project Newsletter summarizes current activities underway for the Research on E-cigarettes and Waterpipe (RECIG-WP) study. We report key findings from our Point-of-Sale study, awareness of heat-not-burn products among recent smokers in Ontario, and the most prominent Google searches related to e-cigarettes. Read more….
This report updates the evidence statements from The Smoke-Free Ontario Scientific Advisory Committee report, Evidence to Guide Action: Comprehensive Tobacco Control in Ontario (2016) (SFO-SAC 2016), with the most recent evidence from systematic literature reviews. This update adds recommendations on two new potential interventions: cessation in prisons and cessation among individuals living with HIV. It also suggests a change in the evidence statement for cessation in individuals with substance use issues from Undetermined to Promising Direction. Read more….
We’ve recently updated some key statistics for the Protection module, including indicators such as the percentage of individuals who report:
If you’ve already started the Protection module, you might find it helpful to scroll back through the materials to view the updated statistics.
More information about OTRU’s research on e-cigarettes can be found on our e-cigarette research page. You many also be interested in our review in N&TR. Malas M, van der Tempel J, Schwartz R, Minichiello A, Lightfoot C, Noormohamed A, et al. (2016). Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation: A systematic review. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 18(10), 1926-1936.
Animation thanks to Dan DePeuter, Thunder Bay District Health Unit.