Smoking cessation in practice

Anne M Joseph, J. C. Byrd

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-98+ix
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989


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