Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TDT)

Tobacco smoking ranks third as a risk factor for attributable burden of disease, and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are among the most frequently reported causes of death.

Given the short- and long-term benefits of quitting smoking, the World Health Organization recommends offering help to quit tobacco use as an integral measure within the MPOWER tobacco control framework.

According to the scientific evidence, success rates for unaided cessation are very low,  while adding cessation support is four times more effective.