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Pharmacologic-based Strategies for Smoking Cessation

Last updated: July 28, 2016
Result type: Report

Smoking is one of the major risk factors for cancer, respiratory disease, and cardiovascular disease. Smoking tobacco is a risk factor that can be changed — by quitting permanently. Unfortunately, quitting smoking is much easier said than done. So how can we best help smokers to quit? Which of the smoking cessation aids works best? 

Decision-makers turn to CADTH for evidence and advice on these questions. In 2010, CADTH conducted a Health Technology Assessment (HTA) on drugs for smoking cessation. In the following years, CADTH received several Rapid Response requests on specific questions related to smoking cessation. In 2016, tools were created to summarize the evidence from all reviews.


Health Technology Assessment:

Rapid Response Reports

First Nations and Inuit Tools

National Association of Friendship Centres

Assembly of First Nations

Government of Nunavut

The materials have been developed in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations, the National Association of Friendship Centres, Government of Nunavut and Health Canada.  Versions suitable for professional printing are available, please contact your jurisdictional Liaison Officer.