International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Editorial, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 2 Issue: 1

Smoking Cessation: What do Pharmacists Need to Know?

Marlene Shehata*, Fady Youssef and Alan Pater
Marlene Shehata Pharmaceuticals, Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Corresponding author : Marlene Shehata
Clinical Pharmacist Consultant/Cardiovascular Geneticist, Marlene Shehata Pharmaceuticals, Southwestern Ontario, Canada
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: January 10, 2013 Accepted: January 14, 2013 Published: January 18, 2013
Citation: Shehata M, Youssef F, Pater A (2013) Smoking Cessation: What do Pharmacists Need to Know?. Int J Cardiovasc Res 2:1 doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000e110

Abstract

Smoking Cessation: What do Pharmacists Need to Know?

As per Health Canada, - 17% of Canadians (i.e. 4.9 million) are active smokers of 15 years and older. According to the Canadian Cancer Society (Smokers Help Line) , 47,000 Canadians die from smoking each year, and lung cancer (although preventable) is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in Canada.

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