73. For the Patient Unwilling To Quit (Continued)
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
The "5 Rs"
|Rewards||The clinician should ask the patient to identify potential benefits of stopping tobacco use. The clinician may suggest and highlight those that seem most relevant to the patient. Examples of rewards follow:
|Roadblocks||The clinician should ask the patient to identify barriers or impediments to quitting and provide treatment (problem-solving counseling, medication) that could address barriers. Typical barriers might include:
The motivational intervention should be repeated every time an unmotivated patient visits the clinic setting.
Tobacco users who have failed in previous quit attempts should be told that most people make repeated quit attempts before they are successful.
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