44. The "5 A's" Model for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence-2008 (continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update Overview

Text version of slide presentation.

A flowchart of the treatment process.

Ask: Do you currently use tobacco? If "no," ask: Have you ever used tobacco? If "no," arrange followup. If "yes," Assess: Have you recently quit? Any challenges? If the answer is "no," go to Assist: encourage continued abstinence and arrange followup. If the answer is "yes," Assist: provide relapse prevention and Arrange followup.

If the answer to the first question, "Do you currently use tobacco?" is yes, Advise to quit. Then Assess: Are you willing to quit now? If the answer is no, Assist: intervene to increase motivation to quit and arrange followup. If the answer to the question, "Are you willing to quit now?" is "yes," Assist: provide appropriate tobacco dependence treatment and Arrange followup.


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Internet Citation: 44. The "5 A's" Model for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence-2008 (continued): Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update Overview. June 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/presentations/2008update-overview/slide44.html