46. 10 Key Guideline Recommendations (Numbers 1 and 2)
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update Overview
1. Tobacco dependence is a chronic disease that often requires repeated intervention and multiple attempts to quit. However, effective treatments exist that can significantly increase rates of long-term abstinence.
2. It is essential that clinicians and health care delivery systems consistently identify and document tobacco use status and treat every tobacco user seen in a health care setting.