42. The "5 A's" Model for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence-2000

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update Overview

Text version of slide presentation.

Ask about tobacco use. Identify and document tobacco use status for every patient at every visit.

Advise to quit. In a clear, strong and personalized manner urge every tobacco user to quit.

Assess willingness to make a quit attempt. Is the tobacco user willing to make a quit attempt at this time?

Assist in quit attempt. For the patient willing to make a quit attempt, use counseling or pharmacotherapy to help him or her quit.

Arrange followup. Schedule followup contact, preferably within the first week after the quit date.


 Previous Slide     Contents       Next Slide 

Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: 42. The "5 A's" Model for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence-2000: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update Overview. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/presentations/2008update-overview/slide42.html