Author in the Room: Strategies to Help a Smoker Who Is Struggling to Quit

November 2012 Author in the Room® Teleconference

 

Author: Nancy A. Rigotti, MD

 

Article: Strategies to Help a Smoker Who Is Struggling to Quit

 

Summary Points:

  • Treat tobacco use like the chronic disease that it is. Don't give up if your first few efforts do not succeed.
  • Medications and brief counseling are each effective, but combining the two is most effective.
  • Guide smokers to free national resources like the tobacco quit lines (1-800-QUIT-NOW).
  • New noncombustible tobacco products are coming.

 

 

 

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