U.S. PHS Clinical Practice Guideline Provides Roadmap on Treating Tobacco Use
In 2008, the U.S. Public Health Service released an updated Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. The Guideline synthesizes more than 8,700 peer-reviewed articles and contains updated recommendations for clinicians, health systems, smokers and policymakers on successfully treating tobacco dependence.
The full Guideline, and other materials for clinicians and patients, is available at http://www.ahrq.gov/path/tobacco.htm
Also, Medscape is offering a free one-hour CME program based on the recommendations drawn from the updated Guideline. To access this free CME program, go to http://cme.medscape.com/viewprogram/17710
Other Recommended Reading
- Tobacco Addiction
- Topics in Brief: Tobacco Addiction
- Topics in Brief: Tobacco and Nicotine Research
- Topics in Brief: Smokeless Tobacco
Other Web Sites
- Online Guide to Quit Smoking (NCI)
- NIDA for Teens
- Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Centers - NIDA, the National Cancer Institute, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Studying new ways to combat tobacco use
- The Virtual Office of the Surgeon General - Guidelines to Quit Smoking
- MEDLINEplus Health Information on Substance Abuse - National Library of Medicine, NIH
- www.abovetheinfluence.com - Office of National Drug Control Policy
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As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior.