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As a university or college student, you are used to asking questions,

collecting information examining data, and doing research. This is the job

that a university student has, regardless of whether you are in one of the

pure sciences, humanities, engineering, languages, or any of the possible

fields university and college has to offer.

What are the sources of your information? Well, the source of

information you seek out would probably depend on the nature of the topic

you are interested in. With all of the issues surrounding tobacco and its

use, there are plenty of places you could go. Family, friends, the media,

your professors, your doctor or dentist, your campus libraries, the

government, public interest groups, the World Wide Web, and tobacco

companies themselves. The amount of information available is staggering!

So, where is the best place to start? Here, of course!

There are facts, figures, statistics, studies, legal documents, opinion

pieces, and articles galore. Luckily, much of this is available through

the Internet. We couldn’t possibly list or describe every source of

information available to you. This part of the LEAVE

THE PACK BEHIND website is intended to be a jumping off point

into this wealth of information. Below, you will find broad topic titles

with lists of key words. This is by no means an exhaustive list and the

words can be combined in any order under any heading. Mix and match words

and see what you come up with. If you unearth a particularly good website,

post its address on the bulletin board so that others can enjoy your



support the claims made by any other website or information source you

find. Please visit our legal disclaimer It is up to you to weigh the

merits and quality of the sources you find. Some sources will be

trustworthier than others. Use common sense, engage your detection skills

and when doubt compare the information you’re dubious about with other

sources. The companies that sell the products, the governments that

regulate tobacco use and collect taxes from its sale, health care

professionals, and people like you all have a vested interest in the

issues surrounding tobacco and its use.

Remember, good research satisfies the following rules (“FiLCHeRS“):

Falsifiability, Logic, Comprehensiveness, Honesty, Replicability, and

Sufficiency. Have a look at the following site to refresh your memory on

what makes sound science and arguments. It has some great links too.


Ask questions, and seek out the answers. Keep the “FiLCHeRS

rules in mind and above all, enjoy yourself.


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Library Links


Here are some library links to help get you started:

@ Brock University


@ University of Guelph


@ McMaster University


@ Mohawk College


@ Niagara College


@ University of Ottawa


@ Queen’s University


@ Ryerson University


@ University of Toronto


@ University of Windsor



Launch of One-stop Virtual Library for Tobacco Control

Dr. Ron Stewart, President of the Canadian Council for Tobacco

Control, is pleased to announce the opening of a web based “virtual

library” of tobacco control information. Created by the Council’s

National Clearinghouse for Tobacco and Health program, the new website

offers a comprehensive inventory of critical information for health

intermediaries and other professionals in the field of tobacco control.

The new virtual library

(www.ncth.ca) offers concise overviews reviewed by well known

authorities in the field of tobacco control, news relevant to the

tobacco control community, and a wealth of annotated referrals to other

reputable organizations and websites dealing with key aspects of tobacco

control. The Council is proud to offer its stakeholders a ‘best of

breed’ information service tailored to their needs.



Web Resources

Here is a very small sample of some web resources


for this program has been provided in part by the Government
of Ontario and by Health Canada.
Ce program est financé par
le Gouvernement de l’Ontario et par Santé Canada.

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The Pack Behind’ name
for this program has been adopted with permission from the
World Health Organization.
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Journée mondiale sans tabac de 1999 avec la permission
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