For Clinicians

All health care providers, especially those with direct patient contact, have a unique opportunity to help tobacco users quit. Smokers cite a doctor's advice to quit as an important motivator for attempting to stop smoking.

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update—Clinical Practice Guideline




For public use, these slides are based on the Public Health Service (PHS)-Sponsored Clinical Practice Guideline—Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. They include many of the evidence tables and recommendations contained in this clinical practice guideline.


Materials for health care providers to use.

Internet Citation: For Clinicians. Content last reviewed September 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.