November 2012 Author in the Room® Teleconference
Author: Nancy A. Rigotti, MD
Article: Strategies to Help a Smoker Who Is Struggling to Quit
- 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.