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
Dr. Peter Selby, Clinical Director of Addiction Programs,
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
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