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.  

Report

Ontario Tobacco Monitoring Report 2018

The Ontario Tobacco Monitoring Report 2018 summarizes tobacco use for Ontario, including e-cigarette use, and provides an overview of comprehensive tobacco control in Ontario for 2017-18.

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Event

PHO Grand Rounds: Understanding adverse childhood experiences in an Ontario context

This session will explore the results of the recent survey conducted at WDGPH and discuss next steps for action to prevent and mitigate the effects of ACEs in that community.   

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Updated 4 Dec 2019