82. Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

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Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued)

Specialized Assessment

Recommendation: Once a tobacco user is identified and advised to quit, the clinician should assess the patient's willingness to quit at this time. (Strength of Evidence = C).

If the patient is willing to make a quit attempt at this time, interventions identified as effective in this Guideline should be provided.

If the patient is unwilling to quit at this time, an intervention designed to increase future quit attempts should be provided.


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Current as of June 2009
Internet Citation: 82. Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (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/slide82.html