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Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, sponsored by the Public Health Service, includes new, effective clinical treatments for tobacco dependence that have become available since the 2000 Guideline was published. This update will make an important contribution to the quality of care in the United States and to the health of the American people.
Accurate, up-to-date information and professional assistance are provided in two resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help support people who are trying to quit smoking:
All health care providers, especially those with direct patient contact,
have a unique opportunity to help tobacco users quit. Smokers cite a doctor's
advice to quit as an important motivator for attempting to stop smoking.
Materials to help you help them follow:
Integrating the efforts of clinicians, health care systems, insurers, and purchasers provides an opportunity to increase rates of delivering tobacco dependence treatments, quit attempts, and successful smoking cessation. This Systems Change material will help advance that endeavor.
Quit Smoking Explains the basics of quitting smoking and the benefits of quitting—and how to take action. Quit Smoking E-cards Remind friends and loved ones to quit smoking today. Choose "Quit Smoking" E-cards.
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