Resources for Health Care Professionals2019-10-16T12:59:53+00:00

Resources for Health Care Professionals

Our Resource Library has plenty of resources useful to health care professionals who want to learn more about the dangers of tobacco and vaping products as well as usage rates in the province, and offer smoking cessation help and counselling to their patients.

Resources taged “healthcare” on our website get pulled and showcased here. They are listed alphabetically.

You can also search our Resources Library by theme: Prevention, Smoking Cessation, Quit Smoking and Hot Topics.

Of particular interest to health care professionals, we suggest:

Information on New Brunswick laws and policies regarding tobacco, vaping products, cannabis and smoke-free environments is available on our Legislation page.

We also feature many great resources on our Smoke-Free Environments page to help health care professionals and community leaders promote a smoke-free environment.

A New Prenatal Life (Online Modules) – Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Public Health) – New Brunswick

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Online prenatal program that includes eight learning modules for the mother to be, her partner and her family. Website [...]

Achieving Tobacco-Free Living: A Priority in New Brunswick – New Brunswick Health Council – 2017

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This infographic presents key statistics related to tobacco use in New Brunswick, including regional data.  PDF

Addressing Stigma: Towards a More Inclusive Health System – Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2019 – Chief Public Health Officer of Public Health in Canada – 2019

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Every year, the Chief Public Health Officer writes a report on the state of public health in Canada. These reports raise the profile of [...]

Association of E-Cigarette Use With Respiratory Disease Among Adults: A Longitudinal Analysis – American Journal of Preventative Medicine – 2019

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The evidence on the health burden of e-cigarettes continues to build with the results of a cohort study of the respiratory effects of e-cigarettes [...]

Asthma Hospitalizations Among Children and Youth in Canada: Trends and Inequalities – Canadian Institute for Health Information – 2018

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Asthma hospitalizations in Canada among those aged 0-19 have decreased by 50% over a decade. As the report notes, smoking and exposure to second-hand [...]

Busting Myths About Smoking Cessation – OTRU – 2016

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With limited population-level research, myths about smoking cessation persist. Research from the Ontario Tobacco Survey (OTS) has improved our understanding of smoking cessation in [...]

Canada’s Tobacco Strategy – Health Canada – 2018

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Each year, 45,000 Canadians die from a tobacco-related disease. Canada’s Tobacco Strategy will help us reach the goal of less than 5% tobacco use [...]

Canadian Action Network for the Advancement, Dissemination and Adoption of Practice-Informed Tobacco Treatment

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The Canadian Action Network for the Advancement, Dissemination and Adoption of Practice-informed Tobacco Treatment (CAN-ADAPTT) is a Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) committed to facilitating [...]

Canadian Cancer Statistics Publication – Canadian Cancer Society – 2019

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This publication provides health professionals, researchers, policy-makers and the general public with detailed information about the burden of cancer in Canada. It is developed [...]

Canadian Mental Health Association

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The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. CMHA provides advocacy, programs and resources [...]

Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CSTADS) – Statistics Canada (2018-2019)

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Survey of tobacco, alcohol, and drug use among Canadian students in grades 7 to 12 conducted by the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact [...]

Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS) – Statistics Canada (2017)

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General population survey of tobacco, alcohol and drug use among Canadians aged 15 years and older conducted by Statistics Canada on behalf of Health [...]

Cannabis and Youth: By the Numbers – New Brunswick Health Council – 2019

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Here is what we currently know about cannabis use by youth in New Brunswick. Website

Cannabis in Canada – Government of Canada – 2018

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About cannabis, process of legalization, health effects, addiction, medical use, applying for industry licenses, consumer information, market data, travelling with cannabis, talk about cannabis, [...]

Commercial Tobacco Policy Pack: Local and provincial/territorial governments – Canadian Partnership Against Cancer – 2019

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Use this policy pack to gather evidence for policy interventions about the use of commercial tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). [...]

Coverage of smoking cessation aids in Canada – Canadian Partnership Against Cancer – 2019

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Learn about federal, provincial and territorial government coverage of free or lower cost smoking cessation aids, including eligibility requirements, and which health care providers [...]

COVID-19 and Smoking: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

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A systematic review of studies on COVID-19 that included information on patients’ smoking status to evaluate the association between smoking and COVID-19 outcomes including [...]

Covid-19: The role of smoking cessation during respiratory virus epidemics

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In addition to the health benefits of stopping smoking, it is plausible that a spike in quit rates could help reduce community transmission of [...]

COVID, youth, and substance use: Critical messages for youth and families

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The Canadian Pediatric Society has published a new article that encourages pediatricians and other health professionals who work with youth and families to communicate [...]

Dr. Graham Warren Presentation Video: The Importance of Smoking Cessation in Cancer Care – 2019

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Dr. Graham Warren, radiation oncologist at Medical University of South Carolina and Expert Advisor, Tobacco Cessation, to the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC), presented [...]

E-Cigarette Use for Smoking Cessation: Scientific Evidence and Smokers’ Experience – Ontario Tobacco Research Unit – 2019

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Knowledge synthesis of reviews regarding the effectiveness of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation. We also conducted a study of experiences among Ontario smokers who have [...]

Electronic cigarette use and smoking initiation among youth, a longitudinal cohort study, David Hammond et al, Canadian Medical Association Journal – 2017

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The influence of ecigarette use on smoking initiation is a highly controversial issue, with limited longitudinal data available for examining temporal associations. We examined [...]

Expecting to Quit – British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health

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A Best Practices Review of Smoking Cessation Interventions for Pregnant and Postpartum Girls and Women. Website

Expecting to Quit – Resources for Women – British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health

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Every woman has her own reasons for smoking. Every woman can find her own way of quitting and staying smoke-free for life. [...]

First Nations & Inuit Health – Tobacco – Health Canada

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Indigenous Services Canada works with First Nations, Inuit, other federal departments and provincial and territorial partners to support healthy First Nations and Inuit individuals, [...]

FREE Smoking Cessation Clinic – Vitalité Health Network

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The Smoking Cessation Clinic provides individual consultations to those who want to stop smoking or vaping. Overcome nicotine dependance Quit smoking Quit vaping If [...]

Global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025 – World Health Organization

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Progress in reducing tobacco use is a key indicator for measuring countries’ efforts to implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Countries have [...]

Health Canada’s Departmental Plan for 2020-21

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Health Canada will advance implementation of Canada's Tobacco Strategy, a modernized approach for successful tobacco control with the goal of achieving the target of [...]

Health Characteristics, Annual Estimates (2018): Smoking – Statistics Canada – 2018

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Statistics updated yearly. National and provincial data estimates for: Current smoker, daily or occasional Current smoker, daily Broken down by age group and sex. [...]

Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Coalition (HEPAC)

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HEPAC is a coalition of government and non-government organizations that collaborate to foster positive change related to healthy eating and physical activity in New [...]

Healthy Families, Health Babies Program – Horizon Health Network

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Healthy Families, Healthy Babies program offers prenatal services that foster healthy pregnancy, and postnatal services that promote the healthy development of children from birth to [...]

Healthy Families, Health Babies Program – Vitalité Health Network

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Healthy Families, Healthy Babies program offers prenatal services that foster healthy pregnancy, and postnatal services that promote the healthy development of children from birth [...]

Healthy Pregnancy… Healthy Baby – A New Life – Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Public Health) – New Brunswick

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Congratulations on your pregnancy! This is a time of joy and promise. It’s the start of a new life for you, your baby and [...]

Heat Not Burn Tobacco Product—A New Global Trend: Impact of Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Products on Public Health, a Systematic Review – International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health – 2020

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The use of heat-not-burn tobacco products (HnB) is being adopted increasingly as an alternative to smoking combusted products, primarily cigarettes. Substantial controversy has accompanied [...]

Helping New Brunswickers Live Healthier Lives – New Brunswick Medical Society

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As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The New Brunswick Medical Society believe strongly in being [...]

Horizon Physician Seeing Lung Illness in Patients Due to Vapes – Statement by Dr. Joseph Ojah (2020)

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By Dr. Joseph Ojah, Thoracic Surgeon, Horizon's The Moncton Hospital Vaping may be a useful tool in a harm-reduction model of smoking cessation in [...]

Integrating Tobacco Interventions Into Daily Practice – Registered Nurses Association of Ontario

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This module will provide nurses and other health-care providers with the foundational knowledge to start engaging with their clients who use tobacco to help [...]

It’s My Life – Stop Cancer Before It Starts! – Canadian Cancer Society

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Discover how 16 factors affect your cancer risk and how you can take action with our interactive tool – It’s My Life! [...]

Key cost estimates on cancer treatment and smoking cessation in Canada – Canadian Partnership Against Cancer – 2017

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Use these cost estimates to guide decisions about programs and policies to help patients with cancer quit smoking during treatment. Website [...]

Know the Risks for Heart Disease and Stroke, by Community – New Brunswick Health Council – 2018

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Prevention is the key to reducing heart disease and stroke, and it starts with knowing the risks. The following indicators are all linked to [...]

Leading practices in clinical smoking cessation – Canadian Partnership Against Cancer – 2019

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Review results about Canadian clinical smoking cessation approaches, now with data from 2018 to 2019 The next update for these results is planned for [...]

Leading Practices in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Smoking Cessation- Canadian Partnership Against Cancer – 2019

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Review results about Canadian smoking cessation approaches developed by, with or for First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations, now with data from 2018 to [...]

Leading Practices in Smoking Cessation for Persons Living with Mental Illnesses and/or Addictions – Canadian Partnership Against Cancer – 2019

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Review results about Canadian smoking cessation programs for people living with mental illness(es) and/or addiction, now with data from 2018 to 2019. The next [...]

Mental Fitness – New Brunswick Department of Social Development

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Mental fitness refers to a state of psychosocial well-being, it means having a positive sense of how we feel, think, and act, which improves [...]

Micro-Grants for Cannabis or Vaping Public Education – Health Canada

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Micro-grants are offered up to $1,000 to support public education about the health effects of cannabis and/or the risks of vaping. [...]

Monitoring the Future – National Adolescent Drug Trends in 2018 – University of Michigan Institute for Social Research – 2019

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Increases in adolescent vaping from 2017 to 2018 were the largest ever recorded in the past 43 years for any adolescent substance use outcome [...]

Mouvement acadien des communautés en santé (ONLY AVAILABLE IN FRENCH)

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Le Mouvement acadien des communautés en santé du Nouveau-Brunswick inc. (MACS-NB) is a community outreach network that promotes the concept of healthy communities. This [...]

My Community at a Glance – New Brunswick Health Council – 2017

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The goal of these community profiles, published by the New Brunswick Health Council, is to empower individuals with information about their community to stimulate [...]

NB Elementary Student Wellness Survey (K-5) – New Brunswick Department of Social Development (2016-2017)

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Survey of wellness (including exposure to smoke) among students in grades 4 and 5 and parents of students in kindergarten to grade 5 across [...]

NB Student Wellness Survey (Grades 6-12) – New Brunswick Department of Social Development (2018-2019)

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Survey on wellness (including tobacco use and vaping) among students in grades 6 to 12 across schools in New Brunswick conducted by the New [...]

New Brunswick Population Health Data – New Brunswick Health Council

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The New Brunswick Health Council (NBHC) was created by legislation in 2008 to report publicly on the performance of the provincial health system and [...]

New Brunswick’s Tobacco-Free Living Strategy (2019-2023) – A Tobacco and Smoke-Free Province for All – New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition – 2019

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New Brunswick’s Tobacco-Free Living Strategy 2019-2023 was prepared by the New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition (NBATC) with stakeholders and key partners engaged in the process. [...]

New Brunswick’s Tobacco-Free Living Strategy (2019-2023) – Infographic – Goals and Objectives – New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition – 2019

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A handy visual aid presenting all the goals and objectives in New Brunswick’s Tobacco-Free Living Strategy (2019-2023) which stakeholders, partners, community groups and individuals [...]

Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals Helping Clients Quit Smoking – Registered Nurses Association of Ontario

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Nurses and other healthcare professionals have many opportunities to help people address their smoking habits. Website

Nurses and Other Health Professionals Who Smoke -– Registered Nurses Association of Ontario

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Nurses and other health professionals who smoke may feel conflicted because of intimate knowledge and experience with the consequences of smoking. This course aims [...]

Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation – University of Ottawa Heart Institute:

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Clinical practice guidelines emphasize that clinicians and healthcare delivery systems should consistently identify and treat all tobacco users using available counselling treatments and medications. [...]

Podcast Archives – Q&A – Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Coalition

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A popular podcast series featuring a variety of wellness subjects of interest to New Brunswickers. Website

Podcast: “The Importance of Best Practices for Successful Smoking Cessation” – The BEAT – Latest in Heart Health and Cardiovascular Care and Research – University of Ottawa Heart Institute – 2016

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With the goal of highlighting recent advances in treatments to aid smoking cessation, as well as pointing out persistent myths about cessation that might [...]

Podcast: “Tobacco and Heart Health” – NBATC, Heart & Stroke Foundation NB and HEPAC – 2018

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The NBATC and the Heart & Stroke Foundation of NB talk about the effects of tobacco on your heart's health as well as what [...]

Podcast: “Why It Is Never Too Late to Quit Smoking” – Cancer.net – 2017

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In this podcast, Dr. Anthony Alberg notes that quitting smoking is not easy and yet it is something that all people who have been [...]

Pregnets – Centre for Addictions and Mental Health

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The Prevention of Gestational and Neonatal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke (PREGNETS) is a network created to improve the health of moms and their babies. [...]

Preventing Problematic Substance Abuse in Youth – Chief Public Health Officer, Government of Canada – 2018

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Learn what you can do to raise awareness about prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery related to substance abuse, including tobacco, among youth. [...]

Protecting Youth from the Vaping Crisis – Heart & Stroke Foundation – 2020

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Position paper with public health information produced by the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. PDF

Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes – National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – 2018

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Millions of Americans use e-cigarettes, even as rates of smoking combustible tobacco cigarettes continue to decline among youth and adults. In 2016 youth e-cigarette [...]

Quit Continuing Education – Canadian Pharmacists Association

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Across Canada, provinces are enhancing pharmacists’ scopes of practice to include prescribing smoking cessation medications, offering reimbursement for professional services and even providing free [...]

Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic – World Health Organization – 2019

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The seventh WHO Report on the global tobacco epidemic analyses national efforts to implement the most effective measures from the WHO Framework Convention on [...]

Research on Non-Traditional Tobacco Use Reduction in Aboriginal Communities: OTRU Update – Ontario Tobacco Research Unit – 2015

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OTRU, together with the Well Living House at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH), is studying how non-traditional tobacco use in Ontario’s [...]

Sacred Tobacco, Sacred Children – Strategies to Promote Smoke-Free Homes in Aboriginal Families – Health Nexus Santé – 2012

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This video is for Aboriginal parents and caregivers. It offers real stories from Aboriginal families who have smoke-free homes. These people talk about the [...]

Sales of JUUL e-cigarette skyrocket, posing danger to youth – Centre for Disease Control and Prevention – 2018

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Sales of JUUL, an e-cigarette shaped like a USB flash drive, grew more than seven-fold from 2016 to 2017, and held the greatest share [...]

Second-Hand Marijuana Smoke: Health Effects of Exposure – Non-Smokers’ Rights Association – 2016

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Concern about exposure to second-hand marijuana smoke is an emerging issue—the Smoking and Health Action Foundation (SHAF) has noted a steady increase in enquiries [...]

Smoking and Pregnancy – Health Canada

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Despite concerted efforts by researchers and health care professionals, maternal smoking during pregnancy remains a serious public health problem. Approximately 20% - 30% of pregnant [...]

Smoking and Tobacco – New Brunswick Lung Association

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Useful information compiled by the New Brunswick Lung Association related to the health effects of smoking, tobacco, cannabis, and vaping, as well as on [...]

Smoking Cessation Program – Horizon Health Network

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New Brunswickers accessing care at facilities in Horizon Health Network will be offered smoking cessation support from a healthcare provider during their visit. [...]

Smoking Cessation within Horizon Health Network – Information for Health Care Professionals

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Contact for information on smoking cessation programming in Horizon Health Network: Kelly Hurley Program Manager - Centre of Excellence for Clinical Smoking Cessation [...]

Smoking Cessation within Vitalité Health Network – Information for Health Care Professionals

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Contact for information on the Smoking Cessation Program in Vitalité Health Network: Karelle Guignard, MScInf, I.I., ECT Registered Nurse Smoking Cessation Program Coordinator Vitalité [...]

Smoking, Vaping and Tobacco – Health Canada

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Learn about vaping, tobacco products, effects of smoking, second-hand smoke, prevention and quitting. Website

Société santé et mieux-être en français du Nouveau-Brunswick (ONLY AVAILABLE IN FRENCH)

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La Société santé et mieux-être en français du Nouveau-Brunswick (SSMEFNB) is a consultative and supportive organization that promotes the improvement of the accessibility, continuity [...]

Stop Youth Vaping – Heart & Stroke Foundation – 2020

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Campaign and an e-advocacy site urging action on youth vaping. Website

Strategies to help patients stop smoking: the optometrist’s perspective – By Ryan David Kennedy and Ornell Douglas – Dovepress – 2015

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Discusses tobacco's toll on individual and public health, and presents what is currently known about cigarette smoking's risk to ocular health and what eye [...]

Supporting Pre- and Postnatal Women and Their Families Who Use Tobacco – Registered Nurses Association of Ontario

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This course addresses the special considerations that need to be taken into account when providing smoking cessation assistance to pre- and postnatal women and [...]

The Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy-Health Canada – Revised 2018

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If you are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant, this guide is for you! Having a baby can be a wonderful experience, but [...]

The Tobacco and Vaping Products Act: Implications for E-Cigarette Point-of-Sale Promotion – Ontario Tobacco Research Unite Update – 2018

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E-cigarettes are now being aggressively marketed at point-of-sale in convenience stores as well as in vape shops, with and without claims about health effects [...]

The Wellness Movement

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The Wellness Movement is a collective, ongoing effort in New Brunswick to inspire and support the creation of wellness-supporting environments, including tobacco-free and smoke-free [...]

The Wellness Movement – Determinants of Health Poster

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A colorful, bilingual poster presenting the 12 determinants of health adopted as part of New Brunswick’s Wellness Strategy. Offered in 8½” by 14″ format [...]

The Wellness Movement – Connect with Wellness in your Region

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The Wellness Movement’s regional webpages make it easy to connect with your local Wellness Networks, and stay informed about wellness initiatives happening near you. [...]

The Wellness Movement – Tools for Partners

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A number of tools were created to make it easy to align your messaging and promotional materials with those of The Wellness Movement. They [...]

The Wellness Movement – Wellness Week

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Each year, Wellness Week (October 1st to 7th) provides an opportunity to recognize everyone’s efforts in promoting wellness and growing The Wellness Movement in [...]

Tobacco and Health: From Cells to Society – Ontario Tobacco Research Unit

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This graduate-level course is offered via webinar to students across Canada through the Graduate Department of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at [...]

Tobacco and Heart Health – New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition – 2017

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Fact sheet addressing the effects of tobacco, the advantages of quitting smoking and how tobacco-free environments help protect everyone’s heart health. [...]

Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice – Ontario Tobacco Research Unit

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Comprehensive and evidence-based online course on tobacco control for public health professionals and others working in tobacco control that provides the opportunity for self-study in [...]

Tobacco Use and Cessation with Youth and Young Adults in Canada – Registered Nurses Association of Ontario

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Discusses key concepts regarding tobacco use by youth and young adults, such as prevalence rates, motivations for tobacco use and cessation, and specific tobacco [...]

Tobacco Use in Canada – Cannabis Supplement – University of Waterloo – 2017

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This supplement provides an overview of cannabis and tobacco use, specifically in the Canadian context. National estimates of cannabis and tobacco use in Canada [...]

Tobacco-Free Living – New Brunswick Department of Social Development – Wellness Branch

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Tobacco free living is essential to a healthy lifestyle! Living tobacco free means avoiding exposure to smoke, not starting to smoke and, if you [...]

Tobacco-Free Living – Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Public Health) – Government of New Brunswick

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The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health promotes tobacco-free living by administering legislation that supports smoke-free public places and restricts both tobacco [...]

Treatobacco.net Database & Education Resource for Treatment of Tobacco Dependence (U.S.A)

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Treatobacco.net presents authoritative evidence-based information about the treatment of tobacco dependence. Information is organized under these five headings: Efficacy, Safety, Demographics and Health Effects, [...]

Vaping – The Mechanics – Health Canada – 2018

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Describes how vaping devices work and the chemicals used for vaping devices. PDF

Video: “Help to Quit Smoking – Free Smoking Cessation Clinics Offered by Vitalité Health Network” – New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition and Vitalité Health Network – 2019

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Looking for help and advice on quitting smoking? Did you know that Vitalité Health Network offers free Smoking Cessation Clinics? Smokers interested in stopping [...]

Video: “Supportive Environments in Health Care – Smoking Cessation” – New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition and Horizon Health Network – 2019

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In this video, we asked NBATC Steering Committee member Kelly Hurley (Coordinator - Centre of Excellence for Clinical Smoking Cessation at Horizon Health Network) [...]

Webinar slides: Leading practices in smoking cessation for cancer patients – Canadian Partnership Against Cancer – 2018

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Learn more about current and leading practices across Canada and abroad to help cancer patients quit smoking. From the Partnership’s webinar in October 2018, [...]

Webinar: “Electronic Cigarette Use Among Quebec High School Students”- New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition -2015

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With Annie Montreuil, PhD, public health researcher at Institut national de santé publique du Québec.  This study is one of the first allowing an [...]

Webinar: “Learn to Run for Smokers” – New Brunѕwick Anti-Tobacco Coalition – 2015

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With Brigitte Ouellette, Respiratory Therapist and Certified Respiratory Educator at Vitalité Health Network. Brigitte describes the highly successful Learn to Run for Smokers program [...]

Webinar: “We Do Not Smoke But Some of Us Are More Susceptible than Others: A Multilevel Analysis of a Sample of Canadian Youth in Grades 9 to 12.” – New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition – 2015

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With Dr. Susan Kaai. Smoking susceptibility has been found to be a strong predictor of experimental smoking. This paper examined which student- and school-level [...]

Webinars – Ontario Tobacco Research Unit

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Listen to recently recorded Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) webinars on a variety of topics. Website

WHO Announces Smoking Can Increase Your Chances of Getting Covid-19

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Using tobacco products can increase your chance of getting COVID-19. Bringing your hands to your mouth can transfer the virus into your body. Sharing [...]

Working to Reduce Commercial Tobacco Use in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Communities in Ontario – Registered Nurses Association of Ontario

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This course addresses the special considerations that need to be taken into account when nurses and other healthcare providers are working with First Nations, Inuit [...]

Youth and Young Adult Vaping in Canada – Ontario Tobacco Research Unit Project Newsletter – 2018

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As part of the Health System Research Fund, OTRU’s Research on E-Cigarettes and Waterpipe (RECIG-WP) grant has established a Youth and Young Adult Panel [...]