Tobacco Dependence Treatment Clinic

The outcomes of cessation interventions

Tobacco Dependence

The Tobacco Dependence Clinic provides intensive counselling and free pharmacological treatment for tobacco dependence. The program includes weekly attendance at a behavioral counselling support group and is available to clients for up to 26 weeks. It is intended for hard to reach clients, including those with a history of substance use and/or mental health issues.

This study examined the outcomes of smoking cessation interventions undertaken with individuals at the Clinic who were also in treatment or recovery for substance use. The study explored program participation patterns and outcomes among women and men who received services at the dependency clinic.

Research Team: Chizimuzo Okoli, Milan Khara, Iris Torchalla
Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Selected Publications:

Okoli, C. T. C, & Khara, M. (2014). Predictors of smoking cessation among individuals with a history of co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders. Journal of Dual Diagnosis,10 (1), 9-18.

Okoli, C. T. C., Torchalla, I., & Khara, M. (2012). Sex differences in nicotine dependence among addictions clients accessing a smoking cessation programme in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 19(9), 776-784.doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01847.x

Khara, M. and Okoli, C. T. C. (2011). Smoking cessation outcomes among individuals with substance use and/or psychiatric disorders, Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy, 2, 4. doi:10.4172/2155-6105.1000115

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