Media advisory - Even more Ontarians will get help to quit smoking in new phase of groundbreaking study



    TORONTO, April 3 /CNW/ - Each year in Ontario, an estimated 16,000 people
die of tobacco-related illness. These deaths are preventable. On
Thursday, April 5, the Ontario Pharmacists' Association (OPA), the Centre for
Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Ministry of Health Promotion will
make a major announcement about the new phase of the Smoking Treatment for
Ontario Patients (STOP) Study that will help Ontarians quit smoking.

    
    Date:        Thursday, April 5, 2007

    Time:        10:00 a.m.

    Location:    375 University Avenue, Suite 800

    Presenters:  The Honorable Jim Watson, Minister of Health Promotion
                 Sherrie Hertz, Director of Pharmacy Programs, Ontario
                 Pharmacists' Association
                 Dr. Peter Selby, Clinical Director of Addiction Programs,
                 CAMH
    

    The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is one of the leading
addiction and mental health organizations in North America and Canada's
largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital. CAMH is a Pan American
Health Organization and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, and is
fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. CAMH combines clinical care,
research, policy, education and health promotion to transform the lives of
people impacted by mental health and addiction issues.

    The Ontario Pharmacists' Association is the professional advocacy
association representing the views and interests of over 10,000 practicing
pharmacists and pharmacists-in-training, in Canada's largest province.

    The Ministry of Health Promotion was established in June 2005 to improve
and deliver programs that contribute to healthy living and wellness in this
province. Key priorities include Ontario's smoke-free strategy, healthy
eating, active living, sport and recreation, injury prevention and mental
health promotion.




For further information:

For further information: Michael Torres, Media Relations, CAMH, (416)
595-6015; Mary-Anne Cedrone, Manager of Communications, OPA, (416) 441-0788
ext. 4266; Adam Grachnik, Minister Watson's Office, (416) 326-8497; Julie
Rosenberg, Ministry of Health Promotion, (416) 326-4833

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