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

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update Overview
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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.

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