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Emerging Issues in Tobacco Control, Smoking and Health Action Foundation and the Non-Smokers’ Rights Association

Toronto, Ontario
October 22, 2012

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast)
Memorial Hall, Burgundy Room (A), lower floor, 5110 Yonge Street  (parking surrounding & underneath location; North York Civic Centre subway stop)

Hosted by the Toronto Public Health Department                

With the implementation of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, Ontarians are now protected from second-hand smoke in public places and workplaces, children are protected from smoking in cars, and a ban on point-of-sale promotion is in place. Many other policies and by-laws have been put in place. However, there are still over 2 million smokers in Ontario, and much still needs to be done in tobacco control. This workshop will educate participants on emerging and controversial issues in tobacco control and address possible solutions to several problem areas.

Who Should Participate?

Public Health staff, TCAN members and community partners
This one-day workshop will offer participants

  • A look at the Canadian tobacco industry – its current activities, strategies and alliances, its marketing and promotion practices, including smoking in the movies and recent new products  
  • An overview of and discussion about countering industry tactics via tobacco industry denormalization and a brief overview of tobacco pricing issues, including contraband
  • A review and discussion of outstanding issues related to protection from second-hand smoke beyond the scope of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, with a focus on the Toronto TCAN’s priorities. This will include a look at trends in other jurisdictions.
  • An exploration of options to reform the retail sales environment via zoning and licensing restrictions, towards reducing the number and types of outlets
  • An update on issues pertaining to waterpipe use, including the health aspect of both tobacco and herbal shisha and the current enforcement landscape


  • Melodie Tilson, Director of Policy, Smoking & Health Action Foundation/Non-Smokers’ Rights Association
  • Pippa Beck, Policy Analyst, Smoking & Health Action Foundation/Non-Smokers’ Rights Association
  • Lorraine Fry, Executive Director, Smoking and Health Action Foundation/Non-Smokers’ Rights Association

To register, please e-mail or fax the following to [email protected]  416-928-1860: name, title, organization, telephone number, and email address. 

Registration deadline is October 15, 2012.  Confirmation of attendance will be sent by e-mail after the deadline date.