Smokers expect health care professionals to help them stop smoking. Brief physician advice effectively increases cessation rates and should be given in a supportive and positive atmosphere emphasizing short-term benefits of cessation. Accurate information on withdrawal, weight gain, and nicotine gum should be offered, and systematic follow-up should be provided.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Primary Care - Clinics in Office Practice|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1989|