Treatment of tobacco dependence

Michael V. Burke, Jon O. Ebbert, J. Taylor Hays

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Cigarette smoking continues to cause substantial death and disability, but more than 1 in 5 adults smoke despite the desire among most smokers to stop and the availability of effective treatments. A systematic process to identify all smokers is crucial. Because tobacco dependence is characterized by relapses and remissions, clinicians should be ready to engage smokers and reengage relapsed smokers with options for new medication strategies and additional counseling resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-484
Number of pages6
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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