What's New in 2008? 2000 Recommendations Changed for 2008 (Continued)
2000 Guideline: Recommendation: All patients attempting to quit should be encouraged to use effective medications for smoking cessation except in the presence of special circumstances. (Strength of Evidence = A).
2008 Guideline Update: Recommendation: Clinicians should encourage all patients attempting to quit to use effective medications for tobacco dependence treatment except where contraindicated or for specific populations for which there is insufficient evidence of effectiveness (i.e., pregnant women, smokeless tobacco users, light smokers and adolescents). (Strength of Evidence = A).
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