Menthol and Flavour Ban Evaluation Results


In the past two years, Ontario along with other provinces, has been implementing world-leading regulations on restricting flavours in tobacco products including menthol, but how well have these policies been working and have there been any unintended consequences?

This webinar presents the results of evaluations of these regulations using wholesale sales data reported to Health Canada, a cohort of menthol smokers assessed before and after the ban, and a menthol pack purchase study.

This presentation also highlights the latest results from an ongoing evaluation of the outdoor smoking regulations, restrictions on flavours, and e-cigarette sales restrictions.


  • Dr. Robert Schwartz, Executive Director, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit; Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Michael Chaiton, Scientist, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit; Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Robert Nugent, Manager, Business Intelligence, Office of Research and Surveillance, Tobacco Control Directorate, Health Canada

Date of Resource:2017/09/19
Target Audience:Public health practitioners, health care providers and policy makers working in comprehensive tobacco control.
Topic:Successes and challenges in implementing the menthol and flavoured tobacco sales ban.

File TypeFile Size
Webinar Presentation Slide Deck - September 19, 2017 
5.2 MB
Webinar Audio Recording - September 19, 2017Audio9.1 MB
Webinar Video Recording - September 19, 2017 Video 58.6 MB
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