50. 10 Key Guideline Recommendations (Numbers 7 and 8)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update Overview

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7. Counseling and medication are effective when used by themselves for treating tobacco dependence. However, the combination of counseling and medication is more effective than either alone. Thus, clinicians should encourage all individuals making a quit attempt to use both counseling and medication.

8. Telephone quitline counseling is effective with diverse populations and has broad reach. Therefore, clinicians and health care delivery systems should both ensure patient access to quitlines and promote quitline use.


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Internet Citation: 50. 10 Key Guideline Recommendations (Numbers 7 and 8): 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/slide50.html