Search Resources (English): Smoking cessation

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Highlights several methods to stop smoking, in Inuinnaqtun. Outlines the benefits of joining a support group. Written for Inuit communities. (See Details)
Published: 1996
Complementary therapies for quitting smoking
Reports on the effectiveness of complementary therapies used by smokers trying to quit and cope with withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Based on Cochrane reviews. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Quiting tips: a guide to help you quit cigarettes, chewing tobacco, or snuff
Discusses physical responses to quitting smoking and suggestions for handling cravings. Provides ideas to avoid smoking in the future. Written for Inuit communities. (See Details)
Published: 1996
Kichi chistemaw pimatisiwin: tobacco as the way of life: facilitator's guide & handbook. Smoking reduction program for Aborigi
Contains all the tools needed to create a thirteen week program, including traditional teachings about the use of tobacco.
Liberation! Helping women quit smoking: a brief tobacco-intervention guide

A Practice Guide that supports providers in diverse contexts to start a converstaion with women about their smoking and the possibility of quitting. Draws largely from Motivational Interviewing – an evidence-based communication style to support change – to translate women-centred principles into practice.

A companion piece to this guide is under development: a compendium of facts and issues related to women and smoking for local, national and global audiences. Please also see BCCEWH work on women and tobacco at and

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Published: 2012
Gender in lung cancer and smoking research

This document reviews the need for a gender-sensitive approach to lung cancer research. Lung cancer is a major cause of premature and avoidable mortality around the world, and although in more developed countries mortality rates are beginning to decrease, especially in men, the number of deaths from lung cancer in less developed countries is steadily increasing. While historically more men than women have died from lung cancer as a result of higher levels of smoking, the male:female mortality ratio is now showing signs of narrowing.

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Published: January 2004
Expecting to quit: a best practices review of smoking cessation interventions for pregnant and postpartum girls and women, 2nd edition

The 2nd edition of the best practices review of smoking cessation interventions for pregnant and postpartum girls and women contains the most recent recommendations on best practices for reducing or eliminating smoking during pregnancy. Reviews research and intervention development in the years since the first edition was published in 2003, and reflects recent emerging interventions and better practices with a variety of groups of pregnant and postpartum women, with an added section on high-risk populations of pregnant smokers.

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Published: 2011
Expecting to quit (website)

A website based on the information from the second edition of the report, Expecting to Quit: a best practices review of smoking cessation interventions for pregnant and postpartum girls and women, aimed at physicians and other health care providers who work with pregnant and postpartum girls and women, as well as an array of resources for pregnant and postpartum women who want to reduce or quit smoking.

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Published: 2011
Smoking cessation for pregnant and post-partum women: a toolkit for health professionals

A toolkit for health care providers, educators and researchers that provides the essential components to address smoking cessation among pregnant and postpartum women. Includes a review of existing resources and summary of the key components. Also includes some simple tools to help deliver the interventions easily and effectively.

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Published: 2003