46. What's New in 2008? 2000 Recommendations Changed for 2008 (Continu

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

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What's New in 2008? 2000 Recommendations Changed for 2008 (Continued)

Types of Counseling and Behavioral Therapies:

2000 Guideline: Recommendation: Three types of counseling and behavioral Therapies result in higher abstinence rates: (1) providing smokers with practical counseling (problem solving skills/skills training); (2) providing social support as part of treatment; and (3) helping smokers obtain social support outside of treatment. These types of counseling and behavioral therapies should be included in smoking cessation interventions. (Strength of Evidence = B).

2008 Guideline Update: Recommendation: Two types of counseling and behavioral therapies result in higher abstinence rates: (1) providing smokers with practical counseling (problem-solving skills/skills training); and (2) providing support and encouragement as part of treatment. These types of counseling elements should be included in smoking cessation interventions. (Strength of Evidence = B).


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