For the Patient Willing To Quit (Continued)
Strategy A4. Assist—Aid the patient in quitting (provide counseling and medication
||Strategies for implementation
|Help the patient with a quit plan.
||A patient's preparations for quitting:
- Set a quit date. Ideally, the quit date should be within 2 weeks.
- Tell family, friends, and coworkers about quitting and request understanding and support
- Anticipate challenges to the upcoming quit attempt, particularly during the critical first few weeks. These include nicotine withdrawal symptoms.
- Remove tobacco products from your environment. Prior to quitting, avoid smoking in places where you spend a lot of time (e.g., work, home, car). Make your home smoke-free.
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