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World No Tobacco Day 2017

Today is World No Tobacco Day, where we  highlight the harmful effects of tobacco on the population, and highlight ways to help Canadians on the road to quitting. Through research, programs, advocacy and its tobacco-free hospital site, CAMH continues to step up to support this critical effort.


A tobacco free hospital – CAMH innovates to lead the way

Several initiatives have been rolled out at CAMH – some have been in place for years – to ensure that CAMH is compliant with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, which mandates that all hospitals in Ontario are smoke-free by 2018.

[+] Click here to learn more about our Tobacco Free Initiative



Doctors’ Notes: Why e-cigarettes are better than smoking but worse than nothing

Dr. Robert Schwartz discusses how e-cigarettes can be used as a way to wean people off tobacco, but cautions non-smokers about their use.

[+] Read Dr. Schwartz's Toronto Star column



The latest research: Where Ontario stands

9% of students report smoking cigarettes in the past year
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.

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 shows problematic use of electronic devices. 

Find more relevant stats in the detailed 2015 CAMH Monitor report.

Smoking cessation

Key factors in addiction

From CAMH Discovers e-magazine: Uncovering what makes or breaks an addiction.


From our 2016 CAMH Research Across the Lifespan report: Preventing a lifetime of smoking, highlighting a youth study by CAMH Senior Scientist Dr. Rachel Tyndale.




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