This Rapid Evidence Summary aimed to identify barriers and enablers to embedding smoking cessation support into the routine work of community service organisations (CSOs), a setting which provides access to priority and disadvantaged groups. The authors also looked more broadly at barriers and enablers to supporting provision of preventive care targeting key chronic diseases in order to draw relevant lessons from these. The findings indicate that many factors influence the integration of smoking cessation support into CSOs and that understanding these and developing multi-strategic approaches are needed to improve care. The Summary will provide guidance to the Tasmanian Council of Social Services in developing their smoking cessation project.


Wolfenden L, Wolfenden L. Barriers and enablers to embedding smoking cessation support in community service organisations: a Rapid Evidence Summary prepared by the Sax Institute ( for the Tasmanian Department of Health, 2021.

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