199. Specific Populations and Other Topics (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

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Evidence of effectiveness of tobacco dependence interventions in specific populations

Population of Smokers Review of Evidence
Racial/ethnic minorities

RCTs have examined the effectiveness of interventions in specific racial/ethnic minority populations:

African-American: Bupropion SR, in-person motivational counseling, nicotine patch, clinician advice, counseling, biomedical feedback, tailored self-help manuals and materials, and telephone counseling have been shown to be effective with African-American smokers.

Asian and Pacific Islander: No long-term RCTs have examined the effectiveness of interventions specifically in this population.

Hispanic: Nicotine patch, telephone counseling, self-help materials, including a mood management component, and tailoring have been shown to be effective with Hispanic smokers.

American Indians and Alaska Natives: Screening for tobacco use, clinician advice, clinic staff reinforcement, and follow-up materials have been shown to be effective for American Indian and Alaska Native populations.


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