When providing health services to patients, it is important for clinicians to use the latest evidence and guidelines. Here you will find various resources to give you a solid foundation of information to help with your patients smoking cessation success.
General cessation information
- The Royal Australia College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Supporting smoking cessation: a guide for health professionals 2011 incorporates a number of significant new developments in both the science and practice of cessation support. The guide aims to be a practical, succinct and evidence-based resource that can be used by a wide range of health professionals working in a variety of settings.
- Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) for smoking cessation (Review) 2012.
- The National Tobacco Strategy is a policy framework for the Australian Government and State and Territory governments to work together and in collaboration with non-government agencies to improve health and to reduce the social costs caused by tobacco.
- The Department of Health’s Preventive Health Branch, Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2015-2020 aims to increase the proportion of Queenslanders who adopt healthy behaviours and reduce unhealthy behaviours, including daily smoking, by encouraging healthier environments and empowering Queenslanders.
- Tobacco in Australia: Facts and Issues is a comprehensive review of the major issues in smoking and health in Australia, compiled by the Cancer Council Victoria. This work has been produced with the objective of bringing about a reduction in death and disease caused by tobacco use.
- National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Smoking and tobacco guidance.
- National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Smoking and tobacco resources: research recommendations and shared learning.
- World Health Organisation (WHO) tobacco and media fact sheets.
- WHO Tobacco Free Initiative: global report on trends in tobacco smoking 2000-2025.
- WHO Global Health Observatory data: Prevalence of tobacco smoking.
- Queensland Primary Health Networks (PHNs) have an important role in assessing, planning and facilitating access to primary health care of their populations. Services and resources include preventive health services. Information on PHN maps, data and tools and resources are available on the Queensland Primary Health Networks website.
For statistical data around smoking cessation please refer to the following resources:
- The Queensland Department of Health’s Preventive Health Branch provides high quality epidemiology data on the prevalence of key chronic diseases, behavioural risk factors and knowledge and attitudes about preventive health behaviours of the Queensland population. Data can be accessed through Queensland Population Health Data and Statistics.
- Publication of the Chief Health Officer Health of Queenslanders report provides information on the health status and burden of disease for the Queensland population.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland (Indigenous Queenslanders) experience a disproportionate burden of disease compared with other Queenslanders. The burden of disease and injury in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander report 2014 gives an overview of their health status. The Preventive health indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people report 2015 provides a summary.
- Summary data of individual Hospital and Health Service profile from the Chief Health Officer report 2016.
- Regular Preventive health surveys are conducted for adults and children.
- Results on jurisdictional comparisons of selected preventive risk factors are available through the Queensland survey analytic system in downloadable interactive spread sheets. Data is available for Queensland, individual Hospital and Health Services, Local Government Areas and Primary Health Networks. Data sets available include: smoking, obesity, nutrition-fruit and vegetable consumption, alcohol consumption, physical activity and sun burn and sun protection.
- The Department of Health Methods for reporting population health status, Queensland Government, 2015, provides a detailed description of methods to inform all epidemiological releases from the Preventive Health Branch.