History of Leave The Pack Behind

The name for this program has been adopted with permission, from the World Health Organization’s 1999 World No Tobacco Day campaign.

LTPB began in 2000, in response to a call for
proposals from Ontario’s Ministry of Health.
It was created by Sharon Lawler, RN, MEd, Kelli-an
Lawrance, PhD, Melodie Shick-Porter, RN, BA (CommNurs)
and John Cairney, PhD, representing the Community
Health Sciences Department at Brock University,
the Niagara Regional Public Health Department,
and Student Health Services at Brock University.
They proposed a tobacco control initiative that
involved students, researchers, health professionals,
and administrators from 6 post-secondary institutions
and 5 health units across southern and central

Since 2000, two medical consultants – Dr.
Peter Selby and Dr. Valerie Jaeger – have
made invaluable contributions to LTPB through their
work on the Clinical Tobacco Intervention training
for campus health and medical professionals.

In 2004, Linda Jessup, PhD (Health Studies and
Gerontology Department, University of Waterloo)
joined LTPB’s team of co-Directors.


History of Leave The Pack Behind
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