Leading practices in First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis smoking cessation

Review results about Canadian smoking cessation approaches developed by, with or for First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations, now with data from 2018 to 2019

The next update for these results is planned for Spring 2020.

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 approaches for populations with higher rates of smoking.

Tobacco in this resource refers to the use or cessation of commercial tobacco products, and does not refer to the use or cessation of traditional or sacred tobacco by some First Nations, Metis or Inuit people.

Learn more about the following in this fourth edition:

  • Alignment of existing smoking cessation programs with Canadian evidence-based guidelines
  • Information about culturally appropriate smoking cessation services, including quitlines and strategies implemented by province and territory
  • Smoking cessation programs developed by, with and for First Nations, Inuit and Métis by province and territory

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