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The next National Non-Smoking Week will be held January 20-26, 2013. The theme is: "Live, work, play... even better smoke-free."


Printed posters are unavailable for distribution this year. Please click on the image below to download a high resolution PDF (11x17). If you don't have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, you can download a copy for free from the Adobe website.

The poster is free to use and adapt; however, prior to printing, please send a copy of the altered poster to CCTC at for approval.

Live, work, play...
even better smoke-free.

National Non-Smoking Week poster 'Live, work, play... even better smoke-free.'


The following citations provide links to literature on smoke-free spaces. A full bibliography is also available as a PDF document or Word document that can be modified. The bibliography is free to use. If you intend to alter and/or distribute copies, please contact CCTC at or 1-613-567-3050 ext. 107 and let us know.


Implementation of a smoke-free policy in subsidized multiunit housing: effects on smoking cessation and secondhand smoke exposure
Pizacani, B.A., Maher, J.E., Rohde, K, et al.
Nicotine & tobacco research 14(9), Sept. 2012, 1027-1034.

Secondhand smoke transfer in multiunit housing
King, B.A., Travers, M.J., Cummings, K.M., et al.
Nicotine & tobacco research 12(11), Nov. 2010, 1133-1141.

Secondhand smoke and particulate matter exposure in the home
Van Deusen, A., Hyland, A., Travers, M.J., et al.
Nicotine & tobacco research 11(6), June 2009, 635-641.

Building Entrances

Not just 'a few wisps': real-time measurement of tobacco smoke at entrances to office buildings
Kaufman, P., Zhang, B., Bondy, S.J., et al.
Tobacco control 20(3), May 2011, 212-218.

Secondhand smoke at building entrances: a public health concern
OTRU Update, April 27, 2011.

Parks and Outdoor Areas

Smokefree streets: a pilot study of methods to inform policy
Parry, R., Prior, B., Sykes, A.J., et al.
Nicotine & tobacco research 13(5), May 2011, 389-394.

Smoking in urban outdoor public places: behaviour, experiences, and implications for public health
Kaufman, P., Griffin, K., Cohen, J., et al.
Health & place 16(5), Sept. 2010, 961-968.

Institutions: University and Mental Health Campuses

Smoking restrictions on campus: changes and challenges at three Canadian universities, 1970-2010
Procter-Scherdtel, A. and Collins, D.
Health & social care in the community 21(1), Jan 2013, 104-112.

Enforcing an outdoor smoking ban on a college campus: effects of a multicomponent approach
Harris, K.J., Stearns, J.N., Kovach, R.G., and Harrar, S.W.
Journal of American college health 58(2), Sept-Oct 2009, 121-126.

Smoke-free policy in acute mental health wards: avoiding the pitfalls
Ratschen, E., Britton, J., Doody, G.A., and McNeill, A.
General hospital psychiatry 31(2), Mar-Apr 2009, 131-136.

Political Issues and Public Attitudes

Smoke-free air policies: past, present and future
Hyland, A., Barnoya, J., and Corral, J.E.
Tobacco control 21(2), Mar 2012, 154-161.

Barriers to adopting and implementing local-level tobacco control policies
Satterlund, T.D., Cassady, D., Treiber, J., and Lemp, C.
Journal of community health 36(4), Aug 2011, 616-623.

At the frontier of tobacco control: a brief review of public attitudes toward smoke-free outdoor places
Thomson, G., Wilson, N., and Edwards, R.
Nicotine & tobacco research 11(6), Jun 2009, 584-590.


Smoke-Free Mult-Unit Dwellings

Many Canadians continue to report exposure to second-hand smoke in their own homes. Indeed, the Non-Smokers' Rights Association (NSRA) receives more calls from the general public on this issue than any other. Exposure to neighbours' second-hand smoke in multi-unit dwellings (apartments, condominiums, housing co-ops, townhouses, etc.) is an emerging public issue and demand for more smoke-free housing choices is on the rise.

Unfortunately, such choices are extremely limited as the housing sector has been slow in responding to this increasing demand.

To learn more about this issue, and to find out how to protect yourself, or to even adopt a no-smoking policy for your building, visit the Non-Smokers' Rights Association or

The following literature review (current to Feb. 2012) was compiled by NSRA.

A Newfoundland/Labrador Perspective

In Newfoundland and Labrador, initiatives such as smoke free school yards, hospital grounds, outdoor recreation and sport areas, and the movement by some landlords to make their apartment complexes smoke free all play a key role in protecting people from second hand smoke, preventing young people from starting to smoke, and helping people quit smoking.

Dr. Noreen Fardy, Chair of ACT's Board of Directors states that "success is occurring as a result of collaboration between ACT, Government and ACT's partners throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. By working together and having people realize that every action counts, we will continue to increase the number of people choosing to live a tobacco free lifestyle and thus continue to create tobacco free communities in our Province."

Visit ACT's website for more information on Newfoundland and Labrador's tobacco reduction strategy.

Smoke-Free Workplaces

Although smoke-free workplaces are legislated in Canada, there are still many professions where smoking rates are higher than the rates in the general population. Trades, transportation, equipment, primary industry, processing, manufacturing, utilities, management, and sales are all sectors that may require additional support to help ensure people are protected from the harm from tobacco products.

The following links provide options for looking at supporting cessation and smoke-free places in the workplace.

Smoke-Free: An International Obligation

Canada has ratified the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), a global health treaty. Article 8 provides standards for what Canada needs to do to be compliant with this section of the FCTC.

Press Release

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Canadian Council for Tobacco Control
1-613-567-3050 ext. 107

NNSW 2013 has been made possible through a financial contribution from Johnson & Johnson Inc.

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