Leading practices in clinical smoking cessation

Review results about Canadian clinical smoking cessation approaches, now with data from 2018 to 2020

The next update for these results is planned for Spring 2021.

Smoking is the leading preventable cause of premature death and cancer in Canada. Reaching less than 5 per cent of Canadians smoking by 2035 will require both broad, population-based approaches as well as focused clinical approaches.

Learn more about the following from this seventh edition:

  • Alignment of existing smoking cessation programs with Canadian evidence-based guidelines
  • Coverage of pharmacotherapy for quitting smoking by federal, provincial and territorial governments
  • Smoking cessation programs offered by province and territory in the following clinical settings: hospitals, primary care, cancer centres, pharmacies, community-based settings
  • Additional information about healthcare providers who can prescribe quit smoking aids

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