WHO Western Pacific Region

Smoking Cessation Clinic/Service Evaluation Tool (E-tool)

Our team has developed a validated Smoking Cessation Service Evaluation Tool (available online) which aims to evaluate quality and outcomes of existing smoking cessation services and to guide the start-up of new clinics. It serves the first step for regional authorities to develop an accreditation system for smoking cessation services. The E-tool has been tested by local and regional smoking cessation clinics and service providers in the WHO Western Pacific Region. It has also been adopted in China and deliberately promoted to other Southeast Asian countries.

Click to view the E-tool, or visit here.




School of Public Health, the University of Hong Kong welcomes comments, suggestions and enquiries about the evaluation. 

For further information, please contact Prof. Tai Hing Lam (hrmrlth@hku.hk).

Journal Publications

Lam TH, He Y, Jiang CQ, Cheung YTD, Ho DSY, Li WHC, Cheng KK, Jiang N, Su S, Tang Y, Jiang Y, Zhu W, Lin P. Development of an evaluation tool for smoking cessation clinics and services (Abstract in 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) March 7-9, 2018, Cape Town, South Africa). Tobacco Induced Diseases. 2018; 16(Suppl 1):A868. http://dx.doi.org/10.18332/tid/84398

Mainland China

Smoking Cessation Services

Service Evaluation

Journal Publications

Chan SS, Cheung YT, Wong DC, Jiang CQ, He Y, Yang L, Jiang B, Wu L, Tan SY, Cheng KK, Lam TH. Promoting smoking cessation in China: a foot-in-the-door approach to tobacco control advocacy. Global health promotion. 2017 Aug 1:1757975917720799.

Jiang N, Ho DSY, Lam TH. Electronic cigarette marketing tactics in Mainland China. Tobacco Control. 2017; 26(2): 230-2. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052824

Wang MP, Suen YN, Li WHC, Lau OS, Lam TH, Chan SSC, Proactive outreach smoking cessation program for Chinese employees in China. Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health. 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19338244.2017.1308309

Jiang B, He Y, Zho F, Wu L, Liu QH, Zhang L, Zhou CX, Cheng KK, Chan SSC, Lam TH. Effectiveness of varenicline and counselling for smoking cessation in an observational cohort study in China. BMJ Open. 2016; 6(1):e009381. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009381

Jiang B, He Y, Zuo F, Wu L, Liu QH, Zhang L, Zhou CX, Cheng KK, Chan SSC, Lam TH. Effectiveness of Varenicline with counseling programs on smoking cessation in a targeted clinical setting in China (in Chinese). Chinese Journal of Epidemiology. 2014; 35(12): 1349-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0254-6450.2014.12.008

Chan SS, Leung DY, Jiang C, Yang L, Deng LZ, Lam TH. Building capacity in smoking cessation counseling among health care professionals in China. Asian perspectives and evidence on health promotion and education: Springer; 2011, pp. 317–25.

He Y, Lam TH, Jiang B, Liu QH, Zuo F, Sai XY, et al. Study design and the preliminary results on the modes of smoking cessation in general hospitals (in Chinese). Chinese Journal of Epidemiology.《中华流行病学杂誌》. 2011; 32: 192–195.

Zhang J-Y, Chan SS-C, Fong DY-T, Malone RE, Lam T-H. The social context of smoking cessation in China: an exploratory interview study. Tobacco Control. 2011; 21: 57–58.

Zhu WH, Yang L, Jiang CQ, Deng LZ, Lam TH, Zhang JY, et al. Characteristics of smokers and predictors of quitting in a smoking cessation clinic in Guangzhou, China. J Public Health. 2010; 32: 267– 276.


Commissioned by the Smoking and Healthy Life Association of Macau, our team has monitored the epidemiology of tobacco use in Macau and promoted the expansion of statutory no-smoking area and ban on electronic cigarettes. The total ban of electronic cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products in Macau has taken effect since 1 January 2018.

Click here to view the Smokefree Macau’s Press Release.

Photo with Secretary and Under Secretary for Health, Health Bureau, Government of Macau SAR
Dr SY Ho (Left, Back), Dr Kelvin Wang (2nd left, Back), Dr Derek Cheung (3rd left, Back) & Prof. TH Lam (2nd left, Front)