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Resources for professionals
Guidelines and other toolkits
- The CAN-ADAPTT Clinical Practice Guideline for Smoking Cessation, developed through funding from Health Canada, reviews and grades the evidence base of existing clinical practice guidelines and smoking cessation literature. This CAN-ADAPTT project is based at CAMH.
- The Canadian Smoking Cessation Guidelines (PDF) were produced through a collaboration between pharmaceutical industry representatives and public institutions. The guidelines are endorsed by the University of Toronto's Department of Family and Community Medicine.
- Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Quick reference clinical guidelines produced by the Public Health Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Integrating Smoking Cessation into Daily Nursing Practice: Comprehensive nursing best practice guidelines produced by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario.
- Smoking Cessation for Pregnant and Postpartum Women: A Toolkit for Health Professionals (PDF): Pregnets's specialized toolkit that provides resources to address smoking cessation among pregnant and postpartum women.
- Rethinking Stop-Smoking Medications: Treatment Myths and Medical Realities (PDF): An Ontario Medical Association position paper from 2008 that provides concise recommendations for treating patients with an addiction to nicotine.
Information about pharmacotherapies
- Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) NRT guidelines: A British site that provides a range of information.
- Champix (varenicline): Pfizer Canada's product monograph, which also includes patient information.
- Zyban (bupropion): Valeant's product monograph.
Other online resources
- Alcohol and Tobacco Interventions 101: For Primary Care Physicians and Family Health Teams (PDF): This participant's manual from the TEACH Project's smoking cessation training for primary care clinicians provides a useful overview of proven smoking cessation strategies.
- Ontario Medical Association Position Papers: Position papers on smoking and NRT use.
- Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada: A not-for-profit organization that advocates for the elimination of smoking.
- Pregnets: A Canadian resource focused on reducing the harms related to smoking during pregnancy. The site features a downloadable toolkit (PDF) for treating patients who are pregnant and who smoke.