30. Ten Key Guideline Recommendations (Continued)
- Brief tobacco dependence treatment is effective. Clinicians should offer every patient who uses tobacco at least the brief treatments shown to be effective in this Guideline.
- Individual, group and telephone counseling are effective and their effectiveness increases with treatment intensity. Two components of counseling are especially effective and clinicians should use these when counseling patients making a quit attempt: Practical counseling (problem-solving/skills training) and social support delivered as part of treatment.