Tobacco Use and Exposure


HC Link Resources

HC Link News Digest PLUS - March 30, 2016 - With the support of one of our partner resource centres, Youth Advocacy Training Institute – we feature information related to youth tobacco use.

HC Link News Digest PLUS - January 23, 2013 - In recognition of National Non-smoking Week, we highlight some recent news and views pertaining to tobacco control in Ontario.




The Tobacco Free Sports Playbook: Creating Programs for Healthier Youth, Teams and Communities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | 2007 
This manual provides guidelines, processes and practical tools for increasing awareness of tobacco use within community sports settings, as well as suggestions on how to advocate for tobacco-free policies.







Play, Live Be Tobacco Free: Toolkit Primer

Play, Live, Be Tobacco Free
This resource provides an overview of the Play, Live, Be Tobacco Free initiative, as well as information on how to plan and implement municipal policies to to make recreational facilitities and outdoor play areas smoke-free.









Tobacco Free Sports: A Tobacco Free Futures Action Guide

International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
The Guide outlines in three steps how to develop, implement and support a comprehensive tobacco-free policy including:

                • Improving the health of staff, players, members and their families by ending exposure to tobacco smoke in sports venues
                • Ending all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion, sponsorship and sale
                • Using readymade resources such as the sample policy, internationally recognized signage
                • Providing assistance with smoking cessation




tob6Program Training and Consultation Centre

The Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC), a resource centre of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy, is responsible for providing training and technical assistance to health professionals working in tobacco control in Ontario. PTCC works closely with Tobacco Control Area Networks (TCANs) and Ontario public health units.




Play, Live, Be Tobacco Free

The Play, Live, Be Tobacco-Free initiative provides information and resources to community leaders so that they can plan, advocate for, or develop local policies ensuring tobacco-free sport or recreational activities. 



TOB7Canadian Best Practices Portal

Public Health Agency of Canada
PHAC's Canadian Best Practices Portal is a searchable database of well evaluated community interventions that focus on chronic disease prevention and health promotion, including tobacco use prevention interventions.





Reducing Tobacco Use Initiation

Community Guide Systematic Reviews
The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free, online resource which provides the results of systematic reviews of program and policy interventions in several key public health topic areas. The CDC Task Force provides a “rating” for various policies and programs based on clear criteria which are available for review on their website. Interventions are ranked as: Recommended, Insufficient Evidence, Not recommended – information which can inform decision-making processes within your community.

The Community Guide includes systematic reviews of interventions in the following areas: