Dr. Kirsten Patrick, deputy editor, interviews both Dr. Ronald Labonté, Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity at the Institute of Population Health and Professor at the University of Ottawa, and Dr. Raphael Lencucha, Assistant Professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University. In their commentary, published in CMAJ, Labonté and Lencucha propose a pragmatic approach to regulating electronic nicotine delivery systems in Canada: cautious measures similar to tobacco control, while using price incentives to shift tobacco users to electronic devices as a harm reduction mechanism until useful data accumulate on relative health outcomes.
In a second podcast, Dr. Kirsten Patrick, deputy editor for CMAJ, interviews Dr. Kelly Anderson, epidemiologist and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University, co-author of an open access research article published in CMAJ. The authors of this cohort study that examines linked health and registry data from Ontario find that, among first-generation immigrants, some groups may be more at risk of psychotic disorders whereas other groups of migrants appear to be protected.
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