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Tobacco Dependence Treatment

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, sponsored by the Public Health Service, includes new, effective clinical treatments for tobacco dependence.

Clinician Resources

Clinic Systems & Environments

Systems strategies are intended to ensure that tobacco use is systematically assessed and treated at every clinical encounter.

Working with Special Populations

Some groups are significantly more vulnerable to the risks of tobacco use, nicotine dependence and exposure to secondhand smoke.


Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders


Clinic Resources

Thinking about quitting is the first step. The following resources can help encourage patients to think about quitting and provide easy-to-access information to help clinicians assist their patients to quit smoking.