Smoking cessation--what works?

  title={Smoking cessation--what works?},
  author={Nicholas A. Zwar},
  journal={Australian family physician},
  volume={37 1-2},
BACKGROUND Prevalence of tobacco smoking in the Australian community has fallen. However, tobacco smoking remains a major cause of illness and death. General practitioners play an important role in assisting their patients to quit smoking. OBJECTIVE This article describes evidence based approaches to smoking cessation that can be applied in general practice. DISCUSSION Evidence based approaches to smoking cessation include brief counselling, pharmacotherapy, referral to a specialised… CONTINUE READING