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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
VII W.E. Can Quit Impact and Findings
IX Next Steps
--Submitted by Shawna Scale, H.P. Specialist, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
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 http://www.stopstudy.ca, 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).
Reducing Harm from Alcohol through Taxation Policies
Submitted by Saghar Kari, Master of Public Health graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan, Jason LeMar, Coordinator, Alcohol Policy Network, Ontario Public Health Association, Benjamin Rempel, Manager, Alcohol Policy Network, Ontario Public Health Association
Edited by Dr. Gerald Thomas, Senior Policy and Research Analyst, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
The Alcohol Policy Network website includes information for reducing harm from alcohol through alcohol policies. Its online services are devoted exclusively to Canadian alcohol policy issues. This site is designed to stimulate informed discussion about various aspects of alcohol policy, and to profile prevention efforts and successes of groups across Ontario. http://www.apolnet.ca/Index.html