195. Specific Populations and Other Topics (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

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Specific Populations and Other Topics (Continued)

Evidence of effectiveness of tobacco dependence interventions in specific populations

Population of SmokersReview of Evidence
Medical comorbiditiesTobacco use treatments have been shown to be effective among smokers with a variety of comorbid medical conditions. The comorbid conditions and effective interventions include:
  • Cardiovascular disease: psychosocial interventions; exercise; bupropion SR, but one study did not find significant long-term effects; nicotine patch, gum or inhaler.
  • Lung/COPD patients: intensive cessation counseling, intensive behavioral (relapse prevention) program combined with nicotine replacement therapy; bupropion SR; nortriptyline; nicotine patch or inhaler.
  • Cancer: counseling and medication; motivational counseling.

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Internet Citation: 195. Specific Populations and Other Topics (Continued): Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. June 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/presentations/2008update-full/slide195.html