Faculty Member

Michael Chaiton

Email Address(es)
michael.chaiton(at)utoronto.ca, michael.chaiton(at)camh.ca
Office Phone
Office Address
t542, 155 College St Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S1
Epidemiology Division
Associate Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status

Research Interests

Tobacco and Addiction

Population-based Mental Health

Policy and Industry

Other Affiliations

Ontario Tobacco Research Unit

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

CHL 5417: Tobacco and Health: From Cells to Society

CHL 5404: Research Methods I

PAS 3700: Multidisciplinary Aspect of Addiction

Representative Publications

Chaiton MO, Schwartz R, Tremblay G, Nugent R. Association of flavoured cigar regulations with wholesale tobacco volumes in Canada: an interrupted time series analysis. Tobacco control. 2018 Aug 22:tobaccocontrol-2018.

Cunningham JA, Chaiton M . Has there been an increase in the frequency with which people who drink in a risky fashion receive advice to cut down on their drinking over the last 18 years? Subst Abus. March 2018:1-11. doi:10.1080/08897077.2018.1449048.

Chaiton M, Schwartz R, Cohen JE, Soule E, Eissenberg T. Association of Ontario’s Ban on Menthol Cigarettes With Smoking Behavior 1 Month After Implementation. JAMA Intern Med. March 2018. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.8650.

Callaghan R, Sanches M, Gatley J, Schwartz R, Chaiton M. Impacts of Canada’s minimum age for tobacco sales (MATS) laws on youth smoking behavior, 2000-2014. Tobacco Control. [In Press]

Schwartz R, Chaiton M, Borland T, Diemert L. Tobacco industry tactics in preparing for menthol ban. Tob Control. September 2017:tobaccocontrol-2017-053910. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-053910. (CA) co-PI on study, assisted with data collection, analysis and interpretation.

Chaiton M, Mecredy G, Cohen JE. Tobacco retail availability and risk of relapse among smokers who make a quit attempt: a population based cohort study. Tobacco Control. 017 Apr 21. pii: tobaccocontrol-2016-053490. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053490.

Zhang B, Diemert LM, Bondy SJ, Chaiton MO. Dentists Can Help Patients Quit Smoking: The Role of Cessation Medications. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association. 2017;83(h1):1488-2159.

Weinberger AH, Gbedemah M, Wall MM, Hasin DS, Zvolensky MJ, Chaiton M, Goodwin RD. Depression among non-daily smokers compared to daily smokers and never smokers in the United States: An emerging problem. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2017 Jan 25. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntx009.

Chaiton M, Holloway A. Population attributable risk of smoking during pregnancy on obesity in offspring. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2016;107(3):336. (PA)

Chaiton M, Diemert L, Cohen JE, Bondy SJ, Selby P, Philipneri A, Schwartz R. Estimating the number of quit attempts it takes to quit smoking successfully in a longitudinal cohort of smokers. BMJ Open. 2016 Jun 9;6(6):e011045. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011045. (PA)