Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

This update will make an important contribution to the quality of care in the United States and to the health of the American people.

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.

For Systems Decisionmakers

Integrating the efforts of clinicians, health care systems, insurers, and purchasers provides an opportunity to increase rates of delivering tobacco dependence treatments, quit attempts, and successful smoking cessation. This Systems Change material will help advance that endeavor.

For Tobacco Users

Consumer materials to help tobacco users become tobacco-free.

Ordering 2008 Guideline Materials

In the United States, call the AHRQ Clearinghouse toll-free 800-358-9295, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Hearing impaired persons may call 888-586-6340 for the TDD service. Callers from outside of the United States only should use the telephone number (703) 437-2078.

Internet Citation: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. Content last reviewed January 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.