Data

Support to help quit smoking

What you should know about this indicator

Rationale

In 2008, WHO introduced the MPOWER package to assist in the country-level implementation of six effective measures to reduce demand for tobacco products. Each measure reflects at least one provision of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The letter O in MPOWER denotes the "Offer help to quit tobacco use" measure. Tobacco dependence treatment is primarily the responsibility of each country’s health-care system. Individual cessation interventions have a significant impact on individual health and are extremely cost-effective compared with many other health system activities. People who quit smoking, regardless of their age, smoking history or health status, experience immediate and profound health benefits and can reduce most of the associated risks within a few years of quitting. This indicator measures the implementation status of the O measure.

Definition

Information from countries on the availability and non-availability of particular tobacco cessation aids is assessed to determine the comparative level of assistance countries provide to help tobacco users quit. The groupings for this indicator are: 1 = Data not reported 2 = None 3 = NRT* and/or some cessation services** (neither cost-covered) 4 = NRT* and/or some cessation services** (at least one of which is cost-covered) 5 = National quit line, and both NRT* and some cessation services** cost-covered * Nicotine replacement therapy. ** Smoking cessation support available in any of the following places: health clinics or other primary care facilities, hospitals, office of a health professional, the community.

Method of estimation

Country reported data, scored according to the definition of this indicator.

Support to help quit smoking
Information from countries on the availability and non-availability of particular tobacco cessation aids is assessed to determine the comparative level of assistance countries provide to help tobacco users quit. The groupings for this indicator are: 1 = Data not reported 2 = None 3 = NRT* and/or some cessation services** (neither cost-covered) 4 = NRT* and/or some cessation services** (at least one of which is cost-covered) 5 = National quit line, and both NRT* and some cessation services** cost-covered * Nicotine replacement therapy. ** Smoking cessation support available in any of the following places: health clinics or other primary care facilities, hospitals, office of a health professional, the community.
Source
World Health Organization - Global Health Observatory (2024) – processed by Our World in Data
Last updated
January 3, 2024
Next expected update
January 2025
Date range
2007–2022
Unit
%

Sources and processing

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The GHO data repository is WHO's gateway to health-related statistics for its 194 Member States. It provides access to over 1000 indicators on priority health topics including mortality and burden of diseases, the Millennium Development Goals (child nutrition, child health, maternal and reproductive health, immunization, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected diseases, water and sanitation), non communicable diseases and risk factors, epidemic-prone diseases, health systems, environmental health, violence and injuries, equity among others.

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