87. Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
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Intensity of Clinical Interventions

Recommendation: Minimal interventions lasting less than 3 minutes increase overall tobacco abstinence rates. Every tobacco user should be offered at least a minimal intervention whether or not he or she is referred to an intensive intervention. (Strength of Evidence = A).

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Internet Citation: 87. Treatment Recommendations: Counseling (Continued). October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/presentations/2008update-full/slide87.html