Welcome to the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group Website
The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group forms part of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international not-for-profit and independent organization, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. It produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions.
The major product of the Collaboration is the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews which is published quarterly as part of The Cochrane Library.
The Group produces systematic reviews of the evidence on interventions to prevent and treat tobacco addiction. We include interventions for smoking cessation, for preventing uptake, and public policy interventions to reduce smoking prevalence. Our main focus is on smoking but we also cover interventions for smokeless tobacco.
Special collection for World No Tobacco Day 2012
World No Tobacco Day is held each year on 31 May and is organised by the World Health Organization. To coincide with World No Tobacco Day, we have launched a Special Collection of Cochrane reviews that address tobacco addiction in the general population.
For the first time this year, the reviews in the Special Collection will be free to access for as long as they are on The Cochrane Library homepage.
The Special Collection can be accessed at: http://www.thecochranelibrary.com/details/collection/699927/World-No-Tobacco-Day.html
Kate Cahill Wins Chris Silagy Prize
Kate Cahill, a Managing Editor of the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Review Group since 2001, and Convenor of the Editorial Management Advisory Group, has won the 2009 Chris Silagy Prize for having made an extraordinary contribution to the work of the Collaboration which exceeded the expectations of her employment. Kate had been identified by her peers as consistently contributing to a spirit of collaboration.