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PHO Rounds: Michael Chaiton - Taking Tobacco Seriously: Addressing Tobacco Retail Availability
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave. Suite 300, Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350 & Webinar



Tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in Ontario and across Canada. Yet, it is still readily available at corner stores, gas stations, and grocery stores, twenty four hours a day. The "trivialisation of tobacco retailing" leads to increased consumption and reduced effectiveness of tobacco control policies. This presentation will examine the impact of tobacco retail availability and the potential policy solutions. Lessons from tobacco and alcohol control will inform interventions for other healthy behaviours such as the food environment.

Presenter: Michael Chaiton

Michael Chaiton is an Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and a scientist the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit. He holds a PhD in Epidemiology and has been working on tobacco control issues for more than 10 years. Currently, he is the Principal Investigator on the CIHR funded project "Intervention Research on the New Rapidly Unfolding Ontario Tobacco Strategy: Policy Window for a Population Health Model of Tobacco Retail Sales."

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