OTRU’s resources include a variety of materials to help serve the needs of the tobacco control community. OTRU’s data tools help researchers, students, and the tobacco control community to find tobacco-related indicators, sources of survey data, and commonly used survey questions.
Our monthly Current Abstracts series provides an electronic list of selected new journal articles and reports on tobacco topics, with an emphasis on Canadian authors and research. Links to the abstracts are provided, with access to full text wherever possible.
OTRU highlights our research and evaluation findings through webinars. Past webinars are available to view again.
The Tobacco Informatics Monitoring System (TIMS) gives easy access to 100’s of key tobacco control indicators related to prevention, protection, and cessation.
Chatter Box: A Glossary of Cigarette Packaging Design Elements describes the main textual, visual, and physical elements found on and inside the cigarette pack. It includes definitions of design elements and identifies some of the social functions these elements serve including culturally informed meanings and connotations.