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Smoking cessation

C.S. Jennings, A.C. Mead, J.L. Jones, A.M. Holden, S.B. Connolly, K. Kotseva and D.A. Wood

in Preventive Cardiology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199236305
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753220 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199236305.003.0006

Series: Oxford Care Manuals

Smoking cessation

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The challenge of helping high-risk patients to stop smoking - Tobacco treatments Two strategies to help people to stop smoking: Offer brief advice - Provide behavioural support plus drug therapy BOTH ARE HIGHLY COST EFFECTIVE AND SAVE LIVESHow does brief advice help? Opportunistic advice raises the sense of urgency - Increases the probability of a future quit attempt - Offers a hope of success with proven effective therapies - Attempts to get committment - May increase the effectiveness of a future quit attempt

Chapter.  1424 words. 

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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