Funding for Tobacco and Vaping Cessation Projects through the Substance Use and Addictions Program  

Backgrounder

May 2020

Through the Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP), Health Canada provides grants and contributions funding to provinces, territories, non-governmental organizations, Indigenous organizations, key stakeholders and individuals to strengthen responses to drug and substance use issues in Canada.

SUAP funding supports evidence-informed and innovative initiatives across a range of interventions—health promotion, prevention, harm reduction and treatment—targeting a broad range of legal and illegal substances.

These investments contribute to the Government of Canadas efforts to protect Canadians from the harms of smoking and nicotine addiction.

Projects funded by Health Canada's Substance Use and Addictions Program

  1.  Association for Action on Smoking and Health
    More than $790,000 over 36 months will be provided to the Association for Action on Smoking and Health to support the creation of smoke-free by-laws and policies that would restrict public smoking and vaping of any substance in municipalities, school district properties and post-secondary campuses in Western provinces.

  2. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
    More than $670,000 over 21 months will be provided to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to develop national evidence-based Low-Risk Nicotine Use Guidelines comparing the benefits and harms of using alternate nicotine delivery devices.

  3. Lung Health Foundation
    More than $960,000 over 39 months will be provided to the Lung Health Foundation to adapt its existing facilitated-group model of the Not on Tobacco (N-O-T) program to an online youth cessation program to support youth (aged 14 to 19) through their individual quit journey.

  4. Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada
    More than $1 million over 48 months will be provided to Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada to address knowledge gaps important to tobacco regulation.

  5. Students Commission of Canada
    More than $270,000 over 36 months will be provided to the Students Commission of Canada to adapt and deliver a peer-led program aimed at reducing tobacco use among youth and young adults (aged 12 to 24) across the country.

  6. University of Waterloo
    More than $1.1 million over 36 months will be provided to the University of Waterloo to conduct research on vaping use and cessation in youth (aged 16 to 19).  
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