67. For the Patient Willing To Quit (Continued)
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
Strategy A4. Assist—Aid the patient in quitting (provide counseling and medication) (Continued)
|Provide intra-treatment social support.||Provide a supportive clinical environment while encouraging the patient in his or her quit attempt. "My office staff and I are available to assist you." "I'm recommending treatment that can provide ongoing support."|
|Provide supplementary materials, including information on quitlines.||Sources: Federal agencies, nonprofit agencies, national quitline network (1-800-QUIT-NOW), or local/state/tribal health departments/quitlines.
Type: Culturally/racially/educationally/age appropriate for the patient.
Location: Readily available at every clinician's workstation.
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