TITLE

Counseling Patients for Smoking Cessation

AUTHOR(S)
Usatine, Richard P.; Richards Jr., John W.
PUB. DATE
June 1995
SOURCE
Journal of Family Practice;Jun1995, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p562
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a strategy for physicians to use in assisting their patients' smoking cessation efforts. The study includes six steps physicians can follow in helping their patients quit smoking. These guidelines are based on the four A's, Ask, Advise, Assist, and Arrange follow-up, of the U.S. National Cancer Institute's manual "How to Help Your Patients Stop Smoking," and two additional A's of the Doctors Ought to Care model of medical activism. Integrating this guide into practice is simple. When taking a patient's vital signs, ask if the patient smokes. Asking about health problems reinforces the benefits of quitting. Nicotine replacement may be beneficial in carefully selected individuals. INSET: Smoking cessation and relapse prevention guidelines..
ACCESSION #
9509291725

 

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