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Warning: The Tobacco Industry is Not Your Friend [1]



I Background
II The Tobacco Industry as Disease Vector
III The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and Article 5.3 Guidelines
IV Theme of World No Tobacco Day 2012 Is Tobacco Industry Interference
V Evidence of Tobacco Industry Interference in Canada and Violations of Article 5.3 Guidelines
VI Conclusions and Recommendations
VII References
VIII Key Resources for Further Investigation

Sharing Practice-Based Knowledge - A Documentation of Regionally Organized Communities of Practice


Submitted by: Erika Steibelt (Team Lead for Knowledge Development & Exchange, PTCC), Laura McCammon-Tripp (Research Associate, PTCC) and Christine Stich (Junior Scientist, PTCC)             

I Introduction

II Documentation of Practice – sharing practitioners’ experiential knowledge 

III Example of a documented practice: the cessation Communities of Practice of the Central West Tobacco Control Area Network

IV Conclusions

Windsor-Essex (W.E.) Can Quit: Helping Employees Quit Through the Workplace



I Introduction: Tobacco use in Ontario – Everyone’s business
II Tobacco use in Windsor-Essex County
III Windsor-Essex (W.E.) Can Quit: Workplace Smoking Cessation Pilot
IV Workplace Partnerships
V Program Implementation
VI Evaluation  
VII W.E. Can Quit Impact and Findings
VIII Implications
IX Next Steps

--Submitted by Shawna Scale, H.P. Specialist, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

I Introduction: Tobacco use in Ontario – Everyone’s Business

Local women design evidence-based smoking cessation programs for pregnant and post-partum women in their communities


Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario has just released five Echo Advances summarizing the adaptation of smoking cessation best practices for pregnant and post-partum women to local needs. 

You can read them at


STOP Program Opportunity for Ontario Smokers


Smokers from across Ontario once again have the opportunity to enroll in the STOP Program and receive nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), free of charge to help them in their attempt to quit smoking. In order to enroll, interested individuals will have to visit the STOP website, and simply follow the instructions. They will be required to read the consent form, provide their consent and complete a baseline questionnaire online. If they are deemed eligible they will be mailed 5 weeks of NRT to their mailing address (patches + gum and/or lozenges).

Online Resources Related to Feature 701


LEARN Project

The Learning through Evidence, Action and Reflection Networks (LEARN) project is a partnership between tobacco control practitioners engaged in the Smoke-Free Ontario strategy and PTCC. The LEARN project’s goal is to cultivate and facilitate knowledge exchange across the province and to enable efficient coordination of capacity building activities.

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Barwick, M (2008). Developing a community of practice model for cancer and chronic disease prevention. Canadian Partnership Against Cancer: Toronto, ON.

Bentley, C., Browman, P., Poole, B. (2010). Conceptual and practical challenges for implementing the communities of practice model on a national scale – a Canadian cancer control initiative. BMC Health Services Research, 10:3 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-3.

Learning in Community – PTCC’s Learning through Evidence, Action and Reflection Networks (LEARN) project



I Introduction
II CoPS as a hub for PTCC’s knowledge development and exchange strategy
III Establishing and cultivating CoPs
IV Domain: CoP topics and how they were selected
V Community
VI Practice
VII Sponsorship and support
VIII Outcomes of participation
IX Lessons learned
X Conclusion

-- Submitted by Erika Steibelt and Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, Program Training and Consultation Centre

I Introduction


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