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Evidence to Guide Action: Comprehensive Tobacco Control in Ontario

Published in 2010, Evidence to Guide Action: Comprehensive Tobacco Control in Ontario establishes a new benchmark​ of evidence-informed scientific and technical advice to help renew the Smoke-Free Ontario strategy for 2010-15. Its recommendations:

  • Support youth and young adults  to remain tobacco-free
  • Address how to protect against physical and social exposure to tobacco smoke, pointing to social norms as being key 
  • Create an integrated, comprehensive, easy-to-access systems approach to cessation
  • ​​Discuss tobacco-related disparities and health equity
  • Identify key system enablers for comprehensive tobacco control 
  • Formulate logic models to help organize the distribution and sequencing of inputs for the next generation of tobacco control interventions.
Evidence to Guide Action was produced by the Smoke-Free Ontario-Scientific Advisory Committee (SFO-SAC), leading tobacco-control scientists, researchers, and practitioners from across Ontario and submitted to the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport and the Tobacco Strategy Advisory Group (TSAG). TSAG used Evidence to Guide Action to inform its advice to government, the October 2010 report, Building On Our Gains, Taking Action Now: Ontario’s Tobacco Control Strategy for 2011 – 2016.

Use Evidence to Guide Action to inform your local planning and interventions.  ​


SFO-SAC report webinar

Evidence to Guide Action: Comprehensive Tobacco ControlTo learn more - check out our webinar on SFO-SAC

PHO and the Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC) at Cancer Care Ontario held a webinar. Participants included medical officers of health, tobacco control coordinators, youth development specialists, tobacco control area network coordinators, and other practitioners working in tobacco control at the local level.  

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Webinar presentation and audio recording    

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PTCC also developed an accompanying report, Comprehensive Tobacco Control: Potential Applications for Local Public Health Departments. It draws on Evidence to Guide Action and presents over 50 potential public health actions. These actions align with both the SFO-SAC’s goals and the Ontario Public Health Standards.
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