Specific Populations and Other Topics (Continued)
Evidence of effectiveness of tobacco dependence interventions in specific populations
|Population of Smokers
||Review of Evidence
||Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of the "4 A's" (ask, advise, assist, and arrange follow-up) in patients ages 50 and older. Counseling interventions, physician advice, buddy support programs, age-tailored self-help materials, telephone counseling, and the nicotine patch have all been shown to be effective in treating tobacco use in adults 50 and older.
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