Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada (PSC) is a national health organization, founded in 1985 as a registered charity. We are a unique organization of Canadian physicians who share one goal: the reduction of tobacco-caused illness through reduced smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke. Over more than 4 decades, PSC has operated thanks to the contributions of time and volunteer effort of its members. In addition to donations from members, our sources of financing include contributions from health ministries and private foundations and earnings from consulting services. Prior to 1999, PSC received some unrestricted grants from pharmaceutical companies (to promote, for example, smoke-free homes and to encourage quitting). In 1994 PSC was awarded the Canadian Cardiovascular Society’s Dr. Harold N. Segall Award of Merit for our contribution to the prevention of cardiovascular disease in Canada. In 2004, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada awarded PSC the “Leadership Award in Heart Healthy Policy”. In 2005, the World Health Organization awarded PSC with the World No Tobacco Day Award.
Directors and Staff
President: Atul Kapur, MD, FACEP, FRCPC Ottawa Vice-President: David Esdaile, MD, CCFP Ottawa Secretary-Treasurer: James Walker, MD, FRCPC Ottawa
Directors: David Copeland, MD Montreal Charles Gardner, MD, CCFP, MHSc, FRCPC Barrie Stuart Kreisman, MD Vancouver Andrew Pipe, MD Ottawa Staff: Cynthia Callard Neil Collishaw Ottawa
Mailing address: 134 Caroline Avenue Ottawa, Ontario K1Y OS9
e-mail: psc (at) smoke-free.ca phone: 613 600 5794 (Cynthia Callard) 613 297 3590 (Neil Collishaw)