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Lower-Risk Nicotine Use Guidelines (LRNUG)

​​Funded by Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program, the LRNUG project has developed several resources to help guide people who use, or are thinking about using nicotine, on how to lower the risk associated with these products. 

Recommendations: This comprehensive document outlines the recommendations, summary statements, and considerations around lower-risk nicotine use which were developed and voted on by the project’s Guideline Development Group. 

Click here for printable version: Recommendations (printable).pdf

Quick Tips: Developed for clients, this resource offers practical tips to help people make informed decisions about the types of nicotine they use and the health effects associated with the different products, including smokeless tobacco (chew), water-pipes, and e-cigarettes. 

Click here for printable version: Quick Tips (printable).pdf

Evidence Brief: Developed for healthcare practitioners, this resource provides a quick, easy-to-use summary of the recommendations and supporting evidence for the LRNUG.  
Click here for printable version: Evidence Brief (printable).pdf

Executive Summary: This document provides background information on the guideline development process, and references used to inform the recommendations.