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

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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Event

PHO Rounds: Visiting Speaker - Improving preconception health: Findings from a pilot randomized controlled trial of an interconception intervention delivered by public health nurses

This session will highlight our findings and discuss implications for development of future PCH interventions.

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Updated 21 Feb 2019