Stoptober began in 2012 as an event to encouraging people to quit smoking for good. Since then it has become an annual 28-day mass quitting attempt, offering resources and support for anyone trying to become smoke-free. It's an excellent to put the spotlight on the latest Cochrane evidence on quitting smoking.
In May 2019, the Cochrane Library released a Special Collection which highlights a selection of new or recently updated clinically relevant Cochrane Reviews that address tobacco addiction in the general population. The Cochrane Reviews in this collection are maintained by the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group who work to ensure that interventions to treat or prevent tobacco addiction are supported by good-quality evidence that can inform healthcare decisions and policies.
- Featured Review: Different doses, durations and modes of delivery of nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation
- Featured Review: Nicotine replacement therapy versus control for smoking cessation
- Featured Review: Psychosocial interventions to support pregnant women to stop smoking
- Featured Review: Individual, family, and school-level interventions targeting multiple risk behaviours in young people