Optimizing smoking cessation strategies.

  title={Optimizing smoking cessation strategies.},
  author={Jeannette O. Andrews},
  journal={The Nurse practitioner},
  volume={23 8},
          47-8, 51-2, 57-8 passim
Smoking cigarettes remains the leading cause of preventable illnesses and premature deaths in the United States. Although approximately half of living Americans who have ever smoked have quit, recent studies show that more than 70% of current smokers would like to stop smoking. Health care providers can enhance smoking cessation in their clients by performing assessments of both the physical and psychologic addictive aspects of smoking as well as past and current cessation barriers. Based on… CONTINUE READING

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