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Webinar: Hookah Use in Canada: Increases in Popularity, Policy Response, and Cessation Interventions

Jan 19, 2016

Webinar: Hookah Use in Canada: Increases in Popularity, Policy Response, and Cessation Interventions

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) invites nurses and other healthcare providers to attend a FREE knowledge exchange webinar to learn more about Hookah use in Canada. Please forward this information to all appropriate contacts.

Title: Hookah Use in Canada: Increases in Popularity, Policy Response, and Cessation Interventions

Date: January 19th, 2016 from 12 - 1 pm EST

Would you like to know more about:

How is Hookah use problematic for young adults?

What is “Crush the Crave”?

What do the preliminary findings of a recent PROPEL randomized control trial tell us?

Please join us for a webinar from The Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo that will focus on Hookah use, which is rising in popularity among Canadian youth and young adults.

Did you know?

  • 73.2% of adult hookah users smoke flavoured shisha
  • Just over half (51%) of youth in grades 9-12 use flavoured shisha

Why is Hookah use becoming more popular?

  • The addition of manufactured flavours to shisha make the smoke taste sweet and novel.
  • Misperceptions about hookah being less harmful than cigarette smoking are common.
  • Hookah bars are social places where youth and young adults can go to smoke.

Although smoke-free laws in most places prohibit hookah smoking of tobacco, most jurisdictions do not prohibit non-tobacco hookah smoking. Increasingly, Canadian municipalities (and even some provinces) are beginning to ban all hookah smoking in public places. Current smokers are more likely to use hookah than non-smokers, raising concerns about hookah use hindering quit attempts.

Presenters:

Leia Minaker, PhD:
Leia Minaker is a Scientist at the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact. Leia's primary research area is tobacco control; her research to date has provided timely evidence on key issues to the tobacco control community, including examining flavoured tobacco use, hookah use, and other types of tobacco use among Canadian youth. The objective of her research is to facilitate the development of programs and policies.

Bruce Baskerville, PhD:
Dr. Bruce Baskerville is a Senior Scientist at the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo. Bruce currently specializes in tobacco control with a research focus on population-based tobacco cessation interventions, including the development, implementation and evaluation of new tobacco cessation interventions or innovations to existing interventions. This includes work to produce an evidence-informed and trademarked smoking cessation smartphone application – Crush the Crave®.

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