Mental Health and Smoking Cessation

Brose, L.S., Brown, J. & McNeill, A. Mental health and smoking cessation—a population survey in England. BMC Med 18, 161 (2020).

Smoking rates among people with a mental health condition are significantly higher than in the general population. 

Research has also found that individuals with mental health issues who smoke are more likely to smoke heavily and extract more nicotine from each cigarette compared to people who smoke who do not have a mental health condition.

Smoking Prevalence, Patterns, and Cessation Among Adults in Hebei Province, Central China: Implications From China National Health Survey (CNHS)

He, H., Pan, L., Cui, Z., Sun, J., Yu, C., Cao, Y., ... & Shan, G. (2020). Smoking Prevalence, Patterns, and Cessation Among Adults in Hebei Province, Central China: Implications From China National Health Survey (CNHS). Frontiers in Public Health, 8, 177.
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As part of the China National Health Survey, the objective of this study was to explore the prevalence, patterns, and influencing factors of smoking, and understand reasons for smoking cessation among adults in Hebei Province, central China. Using a multi-stage stratified cluster sampling method, 6,552 adults (2,594 males) aged 20–80 were selected in 2017.

Tobacco Control Research Agenda for Africa

This call for proposals is based on the Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA) Research Agenda developed with collaborative support from several partners, to address gaps in tobacco control research. CTCA supports innovative research that generates the critical evidence to drive tobacco control, bridge the knowledge gaps and narrow the space between Policy and implementation. The primary focus of CTCA is to support the implementation of the WHO- Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)

A Guide for Tobacco Users to Quit

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This self-help material was developed based on WHO Capacity Building Training Package 4 entitled “Strengthening health systems for treating tobacco dependence in primary care”. Its target audience are tobacco users. It aims to give advice and information to improve tobacco user’ readiness to quit and to help those who are ready to quit to plan a quit attempt. The content of this self-help material includes:

Assessing Compliance with Tobacco Packaging and Labeling Regulations

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Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC)


The Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC) has collaborated with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK), and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) to develop a comprehensive “how-to” guide on assessing compliance with tobacco packaging and labeling requirements.

Supporting People who Smoke or Vape During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Webinar, United States,

Scientific research is steeply generating a plethora of information on COVID-19. Collecting and analyzing data from cases enhances the identification of risk factors for infection and complications. Because it affects the lungs, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is a severe threat to people who smoke or vape drugs like cannabis and tobacco.

World No Tobacco Day

Global Campaign,

In response to the tobacco and related industries’ systematic, aggressive and sustained tactics to attract a new generation of tobacco users, World No Tobacco Day 2020 will provide a counter-marketing campaign and empower young people to engage in the fight against Big Tobacco.

Prevalence of and Factors Associated with Violations of a Campus Smoke-Free Policy: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Undergraduate Students on a University Campus in the USA

Ramachandran S, Bentley S, Casey E, et al Prevalence of and factors associated with violations of a campus smoke-free policy: a cross-sectional survey of undergraduate students on a university campus in the USA BMJ Open 2020;10:e030504. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030504
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Objective: The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence of smoking behaviour on campus and to identify the key factors that influence adherence to a campus smoke-free policy.

Estimated Worldwide Mortality Attributed to Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Exposure, 1990-2016

Yousuf H, Hofstra M, Tijssen J, et al. Estimated Worldwide Mortality Attributed to Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Exposure, 1990-2016. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(3):e201177. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.1177
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Importance: The World Health Organization estimates that the 1 billion individuals who smoke worldwide contribute to the 880 000 secondhand smoke (SHS)–related deaths among individuals who do not smoke each year.