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Founding Agencies:
Ontario Medical Association
Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario division)
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
Ontario Lung Association
Non-Smokers' Rights Association

Supporting Agencies:
Association of Local Public Health Agencies
Cancer Care Ontario
Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies
Ontario College of Family Physicians
Ontario Federation of Home and School Associations
Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors
Ontario Physical and Health Education Association
Ontario Public Health Association
Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario

The following are key Canadian and American tobacco-related websites. These sites not only provide the best information on a variety of tobacco-related issues, but also deal with topics that OCAT members and other health community representatives have found difficult to research.

CANADIAN TOBACCO CONTROL WEBSITES

Organization Description
Action on Smoking and Health (Alberta)
  • News, publications, Links to Canadian and American tobacco-related sites
Canadian Cancer Society
Clean Air Coalition of B.C.
  • WCB regulations, second-hand smoke, tobacco industry, links to municipal bylaws, news
Health Canada
  • Hundreds of tobacco-related resource pages
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
Non-Smokers' Rights Association
  • Provides daily updates on tobacco issues through Tobacco News Online, Tobacco BBS
  • Many links to tobacco-related sites
Ontario Lung Association
  • "Smoking and Tobacco Info Page" provides information on various issues such as cessation, smoking and health facts, information for students and teachers, advocacy programs and a resource centre.
Ontario Medical Association
Ontario Tobacco Research Unit
  • New publications/research summaries monthly
  • Links to tobacco-related websites in both Canada & the U.S.
Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada
  • New publications/research summaries
  • Links to hundreds of tobacco industry documents
  • Links to tobacco-related websites in both Canada & the U.S.


AMERICAN & INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO CONTROL WEBSITES

Organization Description
Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights
  • Legislation & advocacy
  • Educational programs
  • Ventilation, tobacco industry
  • Fact Sheets
  • U.S. states/cities with smoke-free ordinances (under "Secondhand Smoke)
  • Links to other tobacco-related websites
Arizona Smokers' Helpline
  • Provides resources to those wishing to quit
  • Information on tobacco-related issues
California Environmental Protection Agency
  • Author of one of the most comprehensive reports on the health effects of second-hand smoke
Centre for Disease Control "TIPS"
  • "Tobacco Information and Protection Source"
  • Research, reports, media campaign resources
National Cancer Institute's Cessation Website
  • Provides resources to those wishing to quit
  • "LiveHelp" connects smokers with a cessation counsellor via Instant Messaging
  • Interactive, web-based cessation guide based on NCI's "Clearing the Air"
  • NCI's Smoking Cessation Quitline 1-877-44U-QUIT
  • Downloadable evidence-based, self-help guides
  • Interactive U.S. map with state quitline information
The Truth Campaign
  • Campaign developed by teens across the U.S. who are dedicated to exposing the truth about tobacco
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Search feature to locate tobacco issues
  • Contains hundreds of tobacco-related resource pages
Journal of Tobacco Control
  • The most comprehensive journal on tobacco control




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