Best Tobacco Cessation Treatment Practices

Effective tobacco dependence treatment begins at screening. By screening patients regularly, healthcare providers can best identify tobacco users in their practice and begin providing assistance. This guidance is crucial. When smokers utilize help from a healthcare provider, their chances of successfully quitting nearly triple (NYS DOH, 2017). Find below the two CDC recommended tobacco use screening interventions, "The 2 As & R" and the "5 As," and several tools that can help patients quit using tobacco. Regardless of which model or tool used, the goal is to ensure that tobacco users are effectively identified and provided with the necessary care. 
Tools for Providers

Tools for Providers

The Brief Tobacco Intervention- The 2A's & R and The 5A's

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Quiz and Provider Guidance: What is Your Relationship with Tobacco?

 

 

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A Practical Guide to Help Your Patients Quit Using Tobacco

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Consumer Self-Report: Tobacco Assessment

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Heaviness of Smoking Index

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Tools for Your Patients 

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Tobacco Information

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Clinical Tools

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Medication and NRT

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Comorbidities

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Pregnancy and Smoking

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E-Cigarettes

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Alternative Products

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