In the News: interesting article about the "Tobacco Endgame"

"The tobacco endgame: Radical proposals part of strategy to win faltering war on smoking"

Watch Archived Webinars

Watch archived 2015/16 webinars from our TobaccoFreeRNAO website! Recent topics include hookah use, second-hand smoking in multi-unit housing, young adults, and links between gender, trauma and tobacco use.

Upcoming Workshops

RNAO’s Tobacco and Nicotine Intervention Champions Workshops focus on integrating tobacco and nicotine evidence-based interventions into daily health-care practice. These free, interactive, one-day workshops are intended for nurses and other health care professionals. Upcoming workshop dates:

TEACH Certificate Program Training

Hi all,

For those of you who may be interested in obtaining TEACH certificate training through CAMH, an in-class offering will be held May 9-11th, 2016 at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel and Suites. Registration opens February 15th at 10am.

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Poster Presentation: RNAO-Brock University collaboration (8th Annual Ottawa Model Conference)

RNAO held a poster presentation at this year's 8th Annual Ottawa Model Conference in Ottawa, Ontario (January 21 - 22, 2016). This poster showcased Brock University's utilization of RNAO's Best Practice Guideline "Integrating Smoking Cessation into Daily Nursing Practice" together with the Nursing Faculty Education Guide (NFEG). These resources were used to incorporate smoking cessation into nursing curriculum; enhance students' abilities in approaching the topic of smoking cessation with clients; and provide smoking cessation continued education to clinical instructors.

Last week at the 8th Annual Ottawa Conference for Smoking Cessation

Last week during National Non-Smoking Week, RNAO's Tobacco & Nicotine Intervention Coordinator attended the 8th Annual Ottawa Conference: State of the Art Clinical Approaches to Smoking Cessation. This conference brings together experts in the field of mental health, addictions and smoking cessation to discuss the latest research and findings in smoking cessation. RNAO was privileged to host a table to highlight relevant resources for healthcare professionals to assist their clients in going smoke-free.

RNAO-PROPEL Webinar Tuesday January 18th 2016

Hi Everyone,

Please join us tomorrow, Tuesday January 18th, 2016 between 12pm and 1pm, for our webinar facilited by PROPEL Centre for Population Health Impact. Dr. Leia Minnaker and Dr. Bruce Baskerville, research scientists from PROPEL, will be speaking on the topic of Hookah Use in Canadian Youth. Please join us to learn more about what the research tells us about this growing trend in Canada.

New RNAO eLearning Module Posted

Hello Everyone,

RNAO is happy to announce that our newest eLearning module entitled, "Supporting Pre-and Postnatal Women and Their Families Who Use Tobacco" has now been posted online. You can find the link to all of our eLearn modules here: Simply click on the link "Mental Health and Addictions and Tobacco Free" to access all of our tobacco related eLearning modules.

Leave the Pack Behind Wouldurather Contest

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RNAO Webinar Series Fall 2015

Hi everyone,

RNAO has a couple of very interesting webinars upcoming in the months of October and November. Hope you can join us and our wonderful speakers as they share their knowledge and expertise around various aspects of tobacco use and cessation.

Join us on Wednesday October 28th from 12-1pm for a webinar entitled, "Enhancing Practice - Making the Links Between Gender, Trauma, and Tobacco Use". This webinar will be hosted by Rosemary Lamont and Helen Tunney from York Region Public Health.

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