Journal article

Men's smoking cessation interventions: a brief review

Chizimuzo TC Okoli, Iris Torchalla, John L Oliffe, Joan L Bottorff



Background:: Smoking is associated with adverse health effects and significant disease burden among men, making it an important men's health issue. Conversely, smoking cessation is associated with significant reductions in smoking-attributable risk. However, few studies have examined men-specific smoking cessation programs. The aim of our study was to conduct a comprehensive review of the literature to identify men-specific smoking cessation programs to make recommendations about future efforts to develop, implement and evaluate men-centered smoking cessation interventions. Methods:: A comprehensive search of the COCHRANE Library, MEDLINE, and PsycINFO and SIGLE databases was performed. Out ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Dr Okoli was supported by a postdoctoral research fellowship from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Intersections of Mental Health Perspectives in Addictions Research Training (IMPART). Dr Torchalla was supported by a postdoctoral research fellowship through the CIHR Investigating Tobacco and Gender (iTAG) team grant. The CIHR had no further roles in study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the paper for publication.