Smoking Cessation Behaviours Among Older Adult Smokers in Ontario

Smoking Cessation Behaviours Among Older Adult Smokers in Ontario
Authors

OTRU

Date

February 2016

Type of Report

Project News

In Canada, 9.1% of adult smokers are 65 years of age or older. They tend to be longer-term smokers, often with various health concerns and greater health care costs than nonsmokers their age. The majority of older smokers in Ontario are trying to quit but they need assistance. Health professionals are uniquely positioned to encourage them to stop smoking and provide pharmacotherapies which are the most effective method to help these smokers succeed.