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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||South Dakota medicine : the journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association|
|State||Published - 2009|
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