Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians

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Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians

Description

The Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians summarizes the strategies and recommendations from the Public Health Service–sponsored Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update .

The guideline provides a description of the development process, thorough analysis and discussion of the available research, critical evaluation of the assumptions and knowledge of the field, and more complete information for health care decisionmaking. Decisions to adopt particular recommendations from either publication must be made by practitioners in light of available resources and circumstances presented by the individual patient.

The Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians summarizes the guideline strategies for providing appropriate treatments for every patient, with summary points for ready reference daily. The guide includes the following sections:

  • Purpose of the guideline
  • Key findings
  • Tobacco dependence as a chronic health condition
  • New recommendations
  • Conclusions

Developer:

U.S. Public Health Service

Funding Sources:

U.S. Public Health Service

History

Release Date: 2009
Original Summary: August 2010
Last Updated: 10/09/13

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