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Harm Reduction

Opioids, safe injection sites
Vaping and tobacco


Ottawa Hub for Harm Reduction

Ottawa Hub for Harm Reduction

Vanessa Gruben, Patrick Fafard, Colleen Flood

An interdisciplinary Canada-U.S. network of networks facilitating collaboration and knowledge translation and linking practitioners with universities in various fields of harm reduction.


Recent Publications

The case for developing a cohesive systems approach to research across unhealthy commodity industries
Patrick Fafard (co-author). BMJ Global Health. 2021. (OPEN ACCESS)

What Is accounting for the rapid decline in cigarette sales in Japan?
K. Michael Cummings, George Nahhas, David Sweanor. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 2020. (OPEN ACCESS)

Placing the Legal Vape Market in the Hands of Big Tobacco
Adam R. Houston, Amelia Howard & David Sweanor. American Journal of Public Health. 2020.


Red Zones: Criminal Law and the Territorial Governance of Marginalized People
Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Nicholas Blomley, Céline Bellot. 2020

Tobacco Control Policy in the Netherlands
Patrick Fafard, E. de Leeuw (series eds). Palgrave Studies in Public Health Policy Research. 2018. (OPEN ACCESS)

Recent Media

Le vapotage, populaire et... dangereux ?
w/ Patrick Fafard. Radio-Canada. 2020.

Judiciariser l’itinérance n’est pas une solution
Marie-Eve Sylvestre. Le soleil. June 2018.

Emprisonnés pour cause de pauvreté
w/ Marie-Eve Sylvestre. La Presse. June 2018.

Zoned Out: Critics Say Police-Imposed Area Restrictions Put Vulnerable People at Risk
w/ Marie-Eve Sylvestre. Toronto Star. Apr 2018.

What legal Canadian weed might mean to ... the Kingdom of Lesotho
Adam R. Houston & Rapelang Radebe. Ottawa Citizen. Oct 2017.

Why health experts should speak out on social policy
Adam R. Houston. Ottawa Citizen. Apr 2017.

Event Videos

Tobacco Plain Packaging: Public Policy, Private Rights?
David Sweanor, Teresa Scassa. Feb 2017.