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A survey of tobacco dependence treatment guidelines in 121 countries

Piné-Abata, Hembadoon; McNeill, Ann; Raw, Martin; Bitton, Asaf; Rigotti, Nancy; Murray, Rachael

Authors

Hembadoon Piné-Abata

Ann McNeill

Martin Raw

Asaf Bitton

Nancy Rigotti

Rachael Murray



Abstract

Aims
To report progress among Parties to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in developing national tobacco treatment guidelines in accordance with FCTC Article 14 guideline recommendations.

Design
Cross-sectional study.

Setting
Electronic survey from December 2011 to August 2012; participants were asked to complete either an online or attached Microsoft Word questionnaire.

Participants
One hundred and sixty-three of the 173 Parties to the FCTC at the time of our survey.

Measurements
The 51-item questionnaire contained 30 items specifically on guidelines. Questions covered the areas of guidelines writing process, content, key recommendations and other characteristics.

Findings
One hundred and twenty-one countries (73%) responded. Fifty-three countries (44%) had guidelines, ranging from 75% among high-income countries to 11% among low-income countries. Nearly all guidelines recommended brief advice (93%), intensive specialist support (93%) and medications (96%), while 66% recommended quitlines. Fifty-seven percent had a dissemination strategy, 76% stated funding source and 68% had professional endorsement.

Conclusion
Fewer than half of the Parties to the WHO FCTC have developed national tobacco treatment guidelines, but, where guidelines exist, they broadly follow FCTC Article 14 guideline recommendations.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Aug 1, 2013
Journal Addiction
Print ISSN 0965-2140
Electronic ISSN 0965-2140
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 108
Issue 8
APA6 Citation Piné-Abata, H., McNeill, A., Raw, M., Bitton, A., Rigotti, N., & Murray, R. (2013). A survey of tobacco dependence treatment guidelines in 121 countries. Addiction, 108(8), doi:10.1111/add.12158
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/add.12158
Publisher URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/add.12158/abstract
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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