Specific Populations and Other Topics (Continued)
Evidence of effectiveness of tobacco dependence interventions in specific populations
|Population of Smokers
||Review of Evidence
||Tobacco use treatments have been shown to be effective among smokers with a variety of comorbid medical conditions. The comorbid conditions and effective interventions include:
- Cardiovascular disease: psychosocial interventions; exercise; bupropion SR, but one study did not find significant long-term effects; nicotine patch, gum or inhaler.
- Lung/COPD patients: intensive cessation counseling, intensive behavioral (relapse prevention) program combined with nicotine replacement therapy; bupropion SR; nortriptyline; nicotine patch or inhaler.
- Cancer: counseling and medication; motivational counseling.
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