Web-Based Database Lights Up the Issues Surrounding Tobacco Cessation

Web-based database for tobacco dependence treatment

In 2001, the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Middleton, Wis., working in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), unveiled a Web-based database on tobacco dependence treatment.

The society, an international non-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate the generation of new knowledge on nicotine and addiction, contracted with MediTech Media in London to develop and manage a website on tobacco dependence treatment.

Key Results

  • The website—treatobacco.net—serves as an evidence-based Internet resource for researchers, policy makers and practitioners working in the field of tobacco dependence treatment.

    Information on the website is organized into five subject areas:

    • Efficacy.
    • Safety.
    • Demographics and health effects.
    • Health economics.
    • Policy.

    Within these areas, the site provides key findings and recommendations, areas for further study, and a downloadable PowerPoint slide kit.

    The site also offers links to other relevant reports and websites. The information is intended for researchers, policymakers and program implementers around the world.