Dr. Jean Zigby, Associate Director of the Stroll Cancer Prevention Centre at the JGH, chairs a discussion on vaping with panelists (from left) Prof. Prabhat Jha, Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at the University of Toronto; Flory Doucas, Co-Director of the Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control; and Joseph Erban, a Smoking Cessation Counsellor at the JGH.
December 2019News

Skepticism expressed over vaping’s value in helping smokers to kick the habit

Can vaping help nicotine addicts kick the tobacco habit? Maybe in some cases, says Joseph Erban, the JGH’s Smoking Cessation Counsellor. But he opposes using vaping products for this purpose, because they haven’t undergone proper testing or quality control.

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In the JGH Cancer Prevention Centre, Dr. Michael Dworkind (centre), Director of the Smoking Cessation Program, meets with Centre’s Director, Dr. Michael Pollak (right), and with Smoking Cessation Counsellor Joseph Erban.
Feature articlesFebruary 2018

JGH helping smokers to butt out across Quebec and Canada

As organizations across Quebec and Canada become increasingly interested in developing campaigns to help smokers kick the habit, many have been looking to the example set by the JGH Smoking Cessation Program.

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Dr. Mark Eisenberg
April 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Drug shows promise for those trying to quit smoking after a heart attack

Nearly half of the heavy smokers who were admitted to hospital after a heart attack had successfully quit smoking six months after being given the drug varenicline.

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Dr. Mark Eisenberg and research assistant Carolyn Franck have collaborated on a systematic review of existing research into the safety and effectiveness of electronic cigarettes.
Fall 2014Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Can e-cigarettes help smokers butt out?

Dr. Mark Eisenberg, a researcher at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, has received more than $800,000 to lead a randomized clinical trial to determine whether electronic cigarettes can help smokers kick the habit.

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