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Tobacco Dependence Treatment

Tobacco Dependence Treatment

Helping smokers quit

Effective treatments for tobacco dependence have been extensively researched and developed. Smokers and other tobacco users who receive effective treatment are 2-3 times more likely to successfully quit that those who try to quit on their own. Effective tobacco dependence treatment includes use of the FDA approved medications to treat physical withdrawal and behavioral coaching to help change habits.

The following will provide an overview and details about tobacco dependence treatment:

Review of Tobacco Dependence and Tobacco Dependence Treatment
Summary developed by the OHSU Smoking Cessation Center for health professionals

Smoking Cessation Pharmacology
Comprehensive chart for prescribers

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: A Clinical Practice Guideline (USPHS, 2008)
An evidence-based guideline for clinicians, health care administrators, insurers and purchasers published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Office of the Surgeon General - Clinician Materials
Clinician Materials to treat tobacco use and dependence