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Tobacco Dependency Pragmatic Guide

It has long been established that tobacco smoking can cause dependency; classified by the World Health Organization as substance misuse. Tackling tobacco dependency is inherent in achieving our vision of optimal respiratory health for all but it is more than that. One of our key priorities is to convince you that tobacco dependency is a long-term relapsing condition that starts in childhood, treating it is the responsibility of all health professionals and that there are simple and effective steps that you can take to help your patients; treating tobacco dependency should be a high priority of all clinicians.

This 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.

Author(s): 
Darush Attar-Zadeh, Noel Baxter, Alex Bobak, Hazel Cheeseman, Rachael Hodges, Steve Holmes, Duncan Keeley, Andy McEwen, Oonagh Potts, Louise Restrick, Ailsa Rutter, Vicky Salt, Kamran Siddiqi, Hilary Wareing, Andy Whittamore, Siân Williams
Category: 
Clinical resource or information
Derivation: 
PCRS Produced / Collaboration
Clinical Area: 
Tobacco smoking and nicotine
Listing Status: 
Current