Helping Smokers Quit: A Guide for Clinicians

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Helping Smokers Quit: A Guide for Clinicians

Description

This guide for clinicians is based on the Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. The guide provides action-oriented recommendations to assist providers in helping smokers quit, and presents a brief summary of the five A's:

  • Ask about tobacco use at every visit
  • Advise all tobacco users to quit
  • Assess readiness to quit
  • Assist tobacco users with a quit plan
  • Arrange follow up visits

Developer:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; U.S. Public Health Service

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; U.S. Public Health Service

History

Review Date: 2008
Original Summary: August 2010
Last Updated: 10/09/13

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