Tobacco and E-Cigarettes

Tobacco use is the greatest cause of preventable disease and premature death in Ontario. Smoking causes lung and other cancers, respiratory illness, cardiovascular disease and stroke. There are many tobacco-related products such as cigarettes, cigars, hookah, waterpipes and chewing tobacco. Nicotine is the addictive chemical in tobacco. E- cigarettes do not contain tobacco, but can deliver nicotine. Policies and interventions can help to reduce e-cigarette use as well as tobacco use and related illnesses. These include: industry regulations, youth prevention, protection against second-hand smoke and cessation programs.  


Evidence to Guide Action: Comprehensive Tobacco Control in Ontario (2016)

Evidence to Guide Action: Comprehensive Tobacco Control in Ontario (2016) provides up-to-date evidence on 56 interventions for reducing tobacco use in Ontario and covers the four pillars of tobacco control: industry, prevention, protection and cessation.

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PHO Grand Rounds: Vaping Among Young People: Market Trends and Policy Implications

This presentation will summarize recent evidence on vaping among young people, as well as market trends, including the shift towards JUUL and other high nicotine products. The implications for vaping and tobacco control policy in Canada will be discussed, as well as implications for cannabis control policies.


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Updated 8 April 2019