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Tobacco Cessation Community of Practice

The Middlesex-London Tobacco Cessation Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of professionals who work in the area of tobacco cessation (e.g. health units, hospitals, community health agencies, etc.). To Join the CoP, please email


What are the benefits?

  • Access to information and resources related to tobacco cessation
  • Membership that includes individuals who work in a variety of diverse settings
  • Networking and sharing

Who can join?

Anyone who has an interest in or works in the area of tobacco cessation in Middlesex-London can join the community of practice. Current membership includes staff from:

  • Public Health Units
  • Hospitals
  • Family Health Teams
  • Community Health Agencies
  • Pharmacists

Contact Us

If you have any questions or if you'd like to join the CoP, please email


Cessation Options in Middlesex-London

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What is a Community of Practice?1,2

A “Community of Practice” (CoP) is a group of individuals brought together by a common passion or interest for what they do. CoPs engage in a variety of activities:

  • Sharing information i.e. experiences, best practices, knowledge, and resources
  • Problem solving
  • Builds supportive relationships between individuals who work in diverse practice settings.

In Middlesex-London, the purpose of the Tobacco Cessation Community of Practice is to improve access to comprehensive cessation programs for those living within Middlesex-London by:

  • Building capacity among members to offer tobacco cessation services and programs
  • Working to remove gaps in local cessation services and programs
  • Building supportive relationships across member organizations
  • Knowledge exchange
  • Meeting twice per year (March / April and September/ October)
  • Ongoing updates

Committee Newsletters

Date of creation: May 2, 2014
Last modified on: May 2, 2024


1Koo, D., McCammon-Tripp, L. Stich, C., & Steibelt, E. (2011). The development of the Central West Tobacco Control Area Network’s system of local tobacco cessation communities of practice. Toronto, Canada: Program Training and Consultation Centre, LEARN Project
2Wenger, Etienne. (2006). Communities of Practice: a brief introduction. Retrieved April 25, 2013 from Retrieved from