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Aboriginal Peoples: Summary Statements

​​​Aboriginal Peoples   Summary Statements

  • CAN-ADAPTT’s development process reflects a dynamic opportunity to ensure that its guideline is practice informed and addresses issues of applicability in the Canadian context. It has built from the evidence and recommendations contained in existing guidelines. It did not review the primary literature to inform the development of its Summary Statements unless emerging evidence was identified by the Guideline Development Group. The CAN-ADAPTT Guideline Development Group has provided the below Summary Statements for Aboriginal Peoples.


View complete overview of CAN-ADAPTT's summary statements


Summary Statement #1 –

Tobacco misuse status should be updated for all Aboriginal peoples by all health care providers on a regular basis. GRADE*: 1A

Summary Statement #2 –
All health care providers should offer assistance to Aboriginal peoples who misuse tobacco with specific emphasis on culturally appropriate methods. GRADE*: 1C

Summary Statement #3 –
All health care providers should be familiar with available cessation support services for Aboriginal peoples. GRADE*:1C

Summary Statement #4 –
All individuals working with Aboriginal peoples should seek appropriate training in providing evidence-based smoking cessation support. GRADE*: 1C

‡Tobacco misuse does not refer to tobacco use for traditional/ceremonial purposes.
*GRADE: Click here for Grade of Recommendation and Level of Evidence Summary Table.​

 Aboriginal Peoples