By Sarah Bonato, Reference/Research Librarian, CAMH Library
It’s World No Tobacco Day. The goal of this day is to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for policies to reduce consumption. The 2018 theme is ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
It’s also a good time to highlight two key resources that provide evidence for Canada-wide and Ontario focused tobacco control.
The Costs of Tobacco Use in Canada
From Statistics Canada
- This updated report was released last year. This report provides key insights on such info as health care and law enforcement costs, along with the costs of smoking for all provinces and territories. Also provides an excellent overview of the future health burdens associated with tobacco use.
Access at https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/publications/healthy-living/costs-tobacco-use-canada-2012.html
Evidence to Guide Action: Comprehensive Tobacco Control in Ontario
From the Smoke-Free Ontario Scientific Advisory Committee and Public Health Ontario
- This 2016 report focuses on tobacco control in Ontario and provides helpful insight on evidence based interventions, including the quality, effectiveness and consistency of the evidence. A great report for summarizing the research on the evidence for tobacco advertising bans, plain packaging and tobacco free retail areas.
Access at https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/eRepository/SFOSAC 2016_FullReport.pdf
Want more education info, innovation and stories? Follow CAMH Education on Twitter: @camhEdu