118. Treatment Recommendations: Medication

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
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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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Internet Citation: 118. Treatment Recommendations: Medication. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/presentations/2008update-full/slide118.html