Understanding the Costs and Resource Requirements for Offering a Smoking Cessation Programme at Primary Health Care Facilities in South Africa

By  Refiloe Motaung  Richard van Zyl-Smit  Lineo Matsela  Paul Ruff  Professor Jacqui Miot  |  | 


  • Tobacco dependence associated with an increased risk for developing lung cancer.
  • The health benefits of quitting smoking have been well-established.
  • In South Africa, smoking cessation support is mainly through private support.
    How much it will cost to make a smoking cessation service available publicly?
  • Guidelines for the continuum of care in lung cancer have been developed.

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