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Tobacco dependency pragmatic guide

Evidence-based guide for healthcare professionals who want to do better in treating tobacco dependency

Tobacco dependency is a long-term relapsing condition that usually starts in childhood

This tobacco dependency pragmatic guide is a practical, immediately implementable, evidence-based framework to enable healthcare professionals to routinely identify smokers, encourage a quit attempt and support that quit attempt within the real-world context of their own professional sphere.

Who is this guide for?

Any health professional working with patients or clients who wants to do better in treating tobacco dependence and for policy and decision makers in the health care system responsible for improved value.

How this guide was developed?

An expert group of individuals with expertise in supporting smokers to quit in primary, community, acute physical and mental health settings, and in tobacco dependence research, teaching, public health and policy was convened to provide evidence and opinion on treating tobacco dependence.


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