Every year on the 31st of May, the World Health Organization holds World No Tobacco Day to draw attention to the health risks associated with tobacco consumption, and what can be done to reduce this. The theme of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is 'Tobacco and heart disease'. It focuses on the link between tobacco and cardiovascular diseases, and what governments and the public can do to reduce the risks to heart health posed by tobacco.
In support of World No Tobacco Day 2018, this updated Special Collection highlights a selection of new and recently updated clinically relevant Cochrane Reviews that address tobacco addiction in the general, and some specific populations.
Our featured reviews cover behavioural and medical interventions, independently and in combination, help from healthcare professionals and for specific populations, and technological and legislative interventions.
The Cochrane Reviews in this collection are maintained by the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group, and you can find more information about the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group’s work to ensure that interventions to treat or prevent tobacco addiction are supported by good-quality evidence that can inform healthcare policy at their website. You can browse the full list of Cochrane Tobacco Addiction reviews here.