- Ask: systems should be established in each clinic that identify the smoking status of each patient and that communicate this status to physicians.
- Advise: a personalised, open, and reflective patient-centred discussion should be provided on how smoking cessation can help patients achieve their goals.
- Assess: it should be determined whether patients are ready to consider attempting to stop and, if ready, how confident they are about success.
- Assist: for those not yet ready to attempt stopping, communication lines should be kept open for motivational messages, to let them know help is available when they are ready. For those who are ready, a menu of available pharmacotherapy and counselling options should be provided. First-line pharmacotherapy doubles the success rate of a stopping attempt.
- Arrange follow-up: patients should be connected with a counselling follow-up within a week of their stopping date. This can be with a telephone counselling line, with face-to-face group or individual counselling, or with return clinic visits or telephone calls from the clinic.
Other related conditions
- Non-small cell lung cancer
- Small cell lung cancer
- Overview of acute coronary syndrome
- ST-elevation myocardial infarction
- Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Alcohol abuse
- Cocaine abuse
- Amfetamine abuse
- Opioid use disorder
- Overview of stroke
- Pancreatic cancer
- Obesity in adults
- Overview of diabetes
- Overview of seizure disorder
- Bladder cancer
:به روز شده بتاریخ Mon Aug 06 00:00:00 UTC 2012