We have recently begun using the smoking cessation protocol outlined here in our primary care practice. The protocol represents an integrated biopsychosocial approach. The biological component is provided by nicotine gum that decreases withdrawal symptoms and cigarette cravings pharmacologically. Behavioral techniques provide the psychological portion of the intervention. The social component involves the inclusion of a spouse, family member, or other partner in the intervention. The References include key references on each of these three components in the intervention.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Family Systems Medicine|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1985|