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Mental Health and/or Other Addiction(s)  Research Gaps

The following research gaps are included in CAN-ADAPTT's guideline and have been approved by the Guideline Development Group (GDG).


·   NRT to assist with reducing to quit, high dose off label use and combination NRT in this population.
·   Safety and efficacy of varenicline in this patient population.
·   Efficacy of free pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation in psychiatric patients including those currently taking psychiatric medication.
·   Monitoring for consequences of long-term use of smoking cessation medication.
·   Whether approaches or interventions should be tailored to different levels of mental health and addiction services (e.g. Crisis, first psychosis, etc.).
·   Establish the efficacy and safety of concurrent or sequential quitting of tobacco use in addiction treatment settings.

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