Integrating Cancer Control with Tobacco Control

Research shows tobacco use by cancer patients reduces the effectiveness of their treatment and their likelihood of survival. There is an opportunity for the tobacco control and cancer control communities to work together to help prevent Canadians from starting to smoke, help those who wish to quit smoking, and specifically support Canadian cancer patients who wish to quit smoking. That’s why the Partnership recently established a new initiative to support better integration of tobacco control and cancer control resources across the country.

Integrating Cancer Control with Tobacco Control report Accelerating Evidence-Informed Action on Tobacco: Integrating Cancer Control with Tobacco Control
In March 2014, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer convened 50 people from across Canada with the aim of accelerating knowledge exchange, and integrating cancer control and tobacco control efforts through new partnerships and new forms of collaboration at the Accelerating Evidence-Informed Action on Tobacco: Integrating Cancer Control with Tobacco Control workshop.

 

Integrating tobacco cessation + relapse prevention Integrating Tobacco Cessation and Relapse Prevention to Improve Quality of Cancer Care
In 2016, the Partnership invested in two territories and seven provinces to plan, implement or evaluate integration of evidence-based tobacco cessation and relapse prevention within their cancer systems.

Tobacco Cessation

Leading Practices in Tobacco Cessation Program Scans

One of the key processes at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is to identify best practices and share them across the cancer continuum. An important step in this process is to scan the current landscape.

Leading Practices in Smoking Cessation for Cancer Patients and Their Families Leading Practices in Clinical Smoking Cessation v5.0
This scan provides information on current clinical smoking cessation practices in Canada, and integrates evidence-based recommendations to assist in identifying “leading” practices. By sharing these practices across the country, practitioners and policy specialists can learn from each other and improve their current practices in tobacco cessation. This scan will be updated annually; the next update is planned for Spring 2019.

 

Leading Practices in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Smoking Cessation report Leading Practices in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Smoking Cessation v4.0
This scan provides information on current practices in smoking cessation programs developed by, with and for First Nations, Inuit and Métis across Canada by jurisdiction. This scan will be updated annually; the next update is planned for Spring 2019.

 

Smoking cessation for persons with mental illness or additions report Leading Practices in Smoking Cessation for Persons Living with Mental Illnesses and/or Addictions v2.0
This scan provides information on current practices and availability of evidence-based smoking cessation programs and supports for persons living with mental illness(es) and/or addictions across Canada. This scan will be updated annually; the next update is planned for Spring 2019.

 

Infographics

Cessation Aids and Coverage in Canada infographic Cessation Aids and Coverage in Canada
This infographic provides an overview of the coverage of tobacco cessation aids by federal, provincial and territorial governments as of April 2018.

Webinars

Leading Practices in Smoking Cessation for Cancer Patients and Families
The Partnership held a webinar in October 2018 on the evidence and current approaches to smoking cessation for cancer patients and families in Canada and abroad. This webinar was hosted together with expert co-presenters, Dr. Graham Warren, Radiation Oncologist and Vice Chairman for Research in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), and Mr. Scott Antle, Project Lead for Smoking Cessation and Program Manager, Colon and Cervical Screening with the Cancer Care Program of Eastern Health in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.

Evidence Syntheses

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Key Cost Estimates on Cancer Treatment and Smoking Cessation in Canada

 

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Key Evidence from Peer-Reviewed and Grey Literature on Smoking Cessation for Cancer Patients

 

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Key Statistics on Smoking Amongst Cancer Patients in Canada

 

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Quotes from Cancer Patients Who Quit Smoking

 

Impacts of Continued Tobacco Use/Tobacco Cessation Among Cancer Patients

Tobacco Cessation Interventions Across Cancer Care Continuum

Rapid Review on the Economic Evaluation of Smoking Cessation in the Oncology Setting

Emerging Issues in Tobacco

Issue backgrounders are point in time overviews of what federal, provincial, territorial and municipal jurisdictions across Canada are doing to address tobacco control issues as they relate to cancer control.

Electronic Cigarettes Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems backgrounder cover Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems in Canada
Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) are an important issue in cancer control because:

  1. They have the potential to cause harm through exposure to carcinogens and other substances in ENDS parts, liquid, and vapour, as a method to become addicted to nicotine, and as a possible gateway to use of other tobacco products;
  2. They may be a potential harm reduction strategy for tobacco users, as a smoking cessation aid.

 

Last updated: May 2, 2018