Tobacco Strategy Advisory Group

TSAG - Tobacco Strategy Advisory Group

The Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport established the Tobacco Strategy Advisory Group (TSAG) in March, 2009. TSAG's membership include experts in tobacco control from non-governmental health organizations, health profession organizations and public health communities. TSAG's report, "Building On Our Gains, Taking Action Now: Ontario's Tobacco Control Strategy for 2011 – 2016" outlines recommendations to the government regarding the future of tobacco control efforts in Ontario.

The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit

The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) is an Ontario-based research network that is recognized as a Canadian leader in tobacco control research, monitoring and evaluation, teaching and training and as a respected source of science based information on tobacco control.

The Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion

In late 2009, OAHPP assembled the Smoke-Free Ontario-Scientific Advisory Committee (SFO-SAC) to provide evidence-informed scientific and technical advice to support the renewal of the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport's (MHPS) Smoke-Free Ontario strategy for 2010-15. This committee consisted of leading tobacco control scientists, researchers and practitioners from across Ontario. Evidence to Guide Action establishes a new benchmark in bringing evidence to inform comprehensive tobacco control and positions Ontario to maintain its leadership on this important public health issue.

Health Canada

The primary objective of the survey is to track changes in smoking status, especially for populations most at risk, such as the 15 to 24 year olds. The survey allows Health Canada to estimate smoking prevalence by province-sex-age groups on a semi-annual basis.