TORONTO, January 11, 2017 - Tobacco health harms are
serious, and while Canadians may smoke less on average, specific populations –
such as those facing mental health challenges – are vulnerable.
National Non-Smoking Week
(Jan. 15 - 21) puts the spotlight on tobacco harms and helps Canadians quit or
stay quit. Through research, programs, advocacy and its tobacco-free hospital
site, CAMH continues to step up to support this critical effort.
This week, we report on
CAMH’s smoking cessation support, the rise of e-cigarettes and ongoing research to pinpoint usage trends, key
factors and potential solutions. Watch www.camh.ca this week to find out more
How CAMH innovates to be a tobacco-free hospital
CAMH’s Dr. Robert Schwartz
delivers the latest evidence on e-cigarettes
The latest research: Where Ontario stands
From CAMH’s 2015
Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS), see these powerful infographics
on e-cigarette use and cigarette use by students.
To learn more, see the news release
and the detailed study report.
Tobacco and the use of e-cigarettes was included in the 2015 CAMH Monitor for the first time. It found that nearly one in five young Ontario adults showsproblematic use of electronic devices.
Find more relevant stats in the detailed 2015 CAMH Monitor report.
For some Aboriginal communities in Canada facing the challenges of unemployment, housing shortages, and physical and mental health crises, the impact of cigarette smoking may not immediately rank high on their priority lists. Yet tobacco smoking rates and related health effects in Aboriginal communities remain disturbingly high.
A new study examinines the use of commercial tobacco in
Key factors in addiction
From CAMH Discovers e-magazine: Uncovering what makes or breaks an addiction.
our 2016 CAMH Research Across the Lifespan report: Preventing a lifetime of smoking, highlighting a youth study by CAMH Senior Scientist
Dr. Rachel Tyndale.