Core Indicators Development Subgroup:

Comprehensive Tobacco Control

A small subgroup maintaining core indicator products related to tobacco use and comprehensive tobacco control.  

Ontario Public Health Standards Coverage

Comprehensive Tobacco Control is named in the Substance Use and Injury Prevention program standard, and defined to include: preventing the initiation of tobacco; promoting quitting among young people and adults; eliminating exposure to environmental tobacco smoke; and identifying and eliminating disparities related to tobacco use and its societal outcomes among different population groups.  Use of Tobacco (including smoking, e-cigarettes, and emerging products) is one component of Substance Use, which is also relevant to the Chronic Disease Prevention and Wellness and the School Health program standards. 

    Subgroup Milestones:

  • Formed in February 2006; one of the first four subgroups as "Cancer and Risk Factors."
  • In March 2007, became the "Cancer, Smoking and Sun Safety" subgroup, as "Healthy Eating and Active Living" split off to form a new subgroup.  
  • Subgroup closed in 2009. 
  • In 2018, the dedicated "Comprehensive Tobacco Control" subgroup was created by splitting the previous "Cancer, Smoking and Sun Safety" subgroup.  


This subgroup is currently in "Maintenance Mode" and is not recruiting at this time. 
Maintenance Mode activities are performed by one or two Leads, and include: 
    - assessment of any issues arising,
    - supporting overall Core Indicators project priorities, 
    - periodic review of subgroup products (indicators, datasources, and gaps), and
    - determining when to "activate" the subgroup: recruitment for development/revision work. 
If you are in interested in contributing to the Core Indicators project, please volunteer here


Maintenance Mode Lead(s)


Released Products


Meeting Minutes

Cancer, Smoking and Sun Safety Subgroup

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Cancer, Smoking and Sun Safety Subgroup

Updated: December 12, 2018