Strategies to help a smoker who is struggling to quit.

@article{Rigotti2012StrategiesTH,
  title={Strategies to help a smoker who is struggling to quit.},
  author={Nancy A. Rigotti},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2012},
  volume={308 15},
  pages={1573-80}
}
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide. Stopping tobacco use benefits virtually every smoker. Most of the 19% of US residents who smoke want to quit and have tried to do so. Most individual quit attempts fail, but two-thirds of smokers use no treatment when trying to quit. Treating tobacco dependence is one of the most cost-effective actions in health care. With a brief intervention, physicians can prompt smokers to attempt to quit and connect them to evidence-based… CONTINUE READING
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