Busting Myths About Smoking Cessation


Michael Chaiton, Lori Diemert, Bo Zhang, Susan Bondy


April 2016

Type of Report

Special Report


With limited population-level research, myths about smoking cessation persist. Research from the Ontario Tobacco Survey (OTS) has improved our understanding of smoking cessation in the general population. Key facts and findings are summarized, including the frequency and number of quit attempts, the duration and effectiveness of cessation medications, trajectories of smoking, and the effectiveness of population-level initiatives on cessation behaviours.

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