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Between 2012 and 2014, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care provided one-time funding to 11 Public Health Units (representing 19 health unit partners) to develop and implement workplace-based tobacco use cessation demonstration projects in manufacturing, construction, hospitality/service and mining sectors.
The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit worked with project stakeholders to lead the evaluation of this initiative. This presentation will discuss barriers and facilitators to developing and implementing workplace cessation programs, and factors that influence outcomes.
The findings support the use of work-place based approaches to cessation, and inform the development and implementation of these programs for maximum effectiveness.
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Presenter: Dr. Pamela Kaufman
Dr. Kaufman is a scientist with the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit and assistant professor with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. She has been working in tobacco control research and evaluation for more than 15 years. Her primary focus is the impact of physical and social exposure to tobacco use on smoking behaviour and health. She has led studies on smoke-free policies in outdoor spaces and multi-unit dwellings, and evaluations of cessation programs in workplace and healthcare settings. Dr. Kaufman is a member of the Smoke-free Ontario Scientific Advisory Committee and chairs the Protection Working Group.
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