Helping patients to quit tobacco use: integration of South Dakota QuitLine services.

Nancy L. Fahrenwald, Angie L. Larson

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Abstract

New evidence-based practice guidelines for tobacco cessation recommend that physicians ask their patients about tobacco use and interest in a serious quit attempt at every visit. There are some barriers to integrating comprehensive quit assistance into clinical practice settings. However, there are many research-tested strategies that simplify the process and overcome the challenges to conversations about quitting. The purpose of this manuscript is to showcase one of the resources available to augment clinical-based cessation conversations in South Dakota--the Department of Health QuitLine. Additional tobacco cessation resources are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalSouth Dakota medicine : the journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
VolumeSpec No
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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