Figure 1. Screen For Tobacco Use Status

A Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians

Decision Tree: Does patient now use tobacco? If Yes: Is patient willing to quit? If Yes: Provide appropriate tobacco dependence treatments; if No: Promote motivation to quit. If patient does not use tobacco now: Did patient once use tobacco? If Yes: Prevent relapse; if No: No intervention required--encourage continued abstinence. (Note: Relapse prevention interventions are not necessary in the case of the adult who has not used tobacco for many years.)

Note: Relapse prevention interventions are not necessary in the case of the adult who has not used tobacco for many years.

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Internet Citation: Figure 1. Screen For Tobacco Use Status. Content last reviewed December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/references/quickref/qrgfig1.html