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Canadian Public Health Association


Pot and Driving Campaign

Young Canadians have one of the highest rates of cannabis use in the world and many choose to drive a motor vehicle after using pot. CPHA, with funding from Canada’s Drug Strategy, Health Canada, launched the Pot and Driving campaign to raise awareness among young Canadian drivers, 14-18 years-of-age, and their passengers of the risks of cannabis-impaired driving. This national campaign was developed through an extensive review of current evidence and input from both professionals and Canadian youth. The documents are available in English, French and Inuktitut.

Stop Smoking: A Smoking Cessation Resource for Those Who Work with Women

“Stop Smoking: A Smoking Cessation Resource for Those Who Work With Women” is presented in three sections. Section One sets the context about women and smoking, including information on the Stages of Change Model and the quitting process. Section Two is a facilitator’s guide for a group program that is presented in 11 sessions on topics such as self-esteem, healthy weights, triggers and support. Section Three offers one-on-one counseling techniques for health professionals, from brief to more extensive interventions.

Respecting the Air We Breathe

Young adults are a priority population for tobacco control in Canada. Respecting the Air We Breathe examined young adults as a target audience for second-hand tobacco smoke messages.

Eliminating Tobacco in Canada: Public Health Priorities, Capacity, and Comprehensive Action

This report documents evidence-informed and practice-based strategies and interventions in tobacco use prevention and cessation activities.