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Going Tobacco Free: A Look at the Evidence

The Evidence Exchange Network (EENet)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

Going Tobacco Free: A Look at the Evidence

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Research shows that tobacco-free hospitals have a number of health and safety benefits for patients. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) recently went tobacco-free—part of a growing trend in health care centres across Canada.

Join CAMH’s Dr. Tony George and Dr. Peter Selby for an interactive webinar discussion about the evidence for going tobacco-free.

When: September 9, 2014, 11 am-12 noon

HAVE A QUESTION about the evidence that you’d like answered during the webinar? Email or post it at now.

About the presenters:

DR. TONY GEORGE is Chief of the Schizophrenia Program and Medical Director of the Complex Mental Illness Program at CAMH. He is also the Endowed Chair in Addiction Psychiatry and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at U of T. He is an expert in the pharmacology of drugs of abuse, co-morbid substance abuse and serious mental illness. His research focuses on the cognitive neuroscience of addictions and treatment of tobacco addictions in special populations.

DR. PETER SELBY is the Chief of Addictions and Clinician-Scientist at CAMH. He is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Psychiatry Faculty of Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at U of T. He is the executive director and creator of the TEACH project, a continuing education certificate program in Applied Counselling for Health with a focus on smoking cessation, through U of T. His research focuses on smoking cessation especially in smokers with co-morbid conditions.

This event is presented by the Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) and the Tobacco-Free Initiative at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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The Evidence Exchange Network (EENet)

The Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) connects mental health and addictions stakeholders across Ontario. The network promotes the use of evidence in decision making, develops targeted knowledge translation products and tools, and supports interactive exchanges. For more information visit
The International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) is a unique international collaborative that focuses on improving mental health and addictions services. IIMHL is a collaboration of eight countries: Australia, England, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, USA, and Sweden.

IIMHL organises systems for international innovation sharing, networking and problem-solving across countries and agencies. The overall aim is to provide better outcomes for people who use mental health and addiction services and their families.
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