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Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death, despite prevalence of smoking dropping in recent years.1 

Smoking cessation remains important, particularly in patients with long term conditions where the risk factors can be higher.2-4 

An estimated average of at least SIX quit attempts may be made by a smoker before quitting successfully5*









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1. Health & Social Care Information Centre. Smoking status at time of delivery. June 2016;3
2. Tashkin DP et al. Smoking cessation on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respiratory medicine 2009; 103, 963-974.
3. Godtfredsen NS et al. Risk of hospitalisation for COPD following smoking cessation and reduction: a Danish population study. Thorax 2002; 57(11):967-972.
4. Rigotti NA et al. Efficacy and safety of varenicline for smoking cessation in patients with cardiovascular disease. A randomised trial. Circulation. 2010; 121:221-229.
5. Chaiton M, Diemert L, Cohen JE, et al. BMJ Open 2016;6:e011045.
6. Ebbert JO, Hughes JR, West RJ, et al. JAMA. 2015;313:687–94.


*This data is based on data from the Ontario Tobacco Survey

PP-CHM-GBR-2409. November 2018.


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