HBHC and Postpartum: Tracking Tobacco use

Hello, I have recently been informed that the ministry may be changing the Parkyn and Larson tool used by health units. Does anyone know how this may affect the tracking of tobacco use in pregnant/new moms or what this new tool may look like?

Apr. 21- News Release

NEWS Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport Ministry of Revenue Strengthening A Smoke-Free Ontario McGuinty Government Takes New Steps To Protect Youth and Help Smokers Quit NEWS April 21, 2011 Ontario is taking new steps to stamp out illegal tobacco, help more people quit smoking, and ensure young people don’t get addicted.

Data collection tool re: nurse-provided smoking cessation counseling for pregnant smokers

I am a masters in nursing student at the University of Ottawa. My area of research is regarding the role of nurses in the prevention of low birth weight (specifically, how are primary health care nurses currently involved in smoking cessation counseling in the Champlain LHIN). I am looking for a data collection tool that I could use to gather information regarding how nurses are presently incorporating recommendations from the RNAO smoking cessation BPG.

Upcoming Webinar about Tobacco & Diabetes

Hello Smoking Cessation Champions,

This upcoming webinar may be of interest especially to those of you who attended a workshop with diabetes as the chronic disease area of focus. Details below:


NLTCN invites you to a FREE Webinar on:  "Diabetes and Tobacco: A Dangerous Combination"

Date: April 11, 2011

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST


Webinar Description

Motivational Interviewing

The 1/2 day Workshop for Motivational Interviewing/3 Minute looks great. Is there any possibility of having it recorded and cast on the web? If not, does anyone know of a similar MI workshop in Toronto? Poonam

Upcoming Cardiac Conference

Cardio Vascular Update 5 Conference Please see attached PDF Please forward this email to your contacts. Questions, please call or email: Deb Thiessen RN CCNC ThiessenD1@brandonrha.mb.ca Heart Program CS1-200 Brandon Regional Health Centre 150 McTavish Avenue East Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2B3 phone: 204-578-4225 fax: 204-578-4956

Documentation Samples

Hi, Does anyone have any documentation samples that they might be able to share. I am looking specifically for examples that include tobacco use assessment as part of an intake questionnaire or health assessment. Thanks, Jen

Smoking Cessation iPhone app (Ontario Lung Association)

Judy Berkal, the Smoking Cessation Coordinator for the Toronto area sent me a link for an interesting tool for smoking cessation from the Ontario Lung Assocition - an iPhone app with games to distract you from a nicotine craving. Take a look:




Smoking Cessation & Relapse

Here is a link to an interesting resource regarding relapse prevention. It was discussed by Lyndsay Fitzgeorge, the guest speaker at our videoconference in South Western Ontario on February 28th. The booklet series is called Forever Free and is produced by the Tobacco Research and Intervention Program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute at the University of South Florida. You can see pdfs online by clicking each link (not to be reproduced).



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