Smoking cessation - What works? Zwar, N en_US 2021-11-25T13:10:03Z 2021-11-25T13:10:03Z 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Prevalence of tobacco smoking in the Australian community has fallen. However, tobacco smoking remains a major cause of illness and death. General practitioners play an important role in assisting their patients to quit smoking. Objective: This article describes evidence based approaches to smoking cessation that can be applied in general practice. Discussion: Evidence based approaches to smoking cessation include brief counselling, pharmacotherapy, referral to a specialised Service such as Quitline, and follow up. The five As approach - Ask, Assess, Advise, Assist and Arrange follow up - provides a structure for intervention. Smoking cessation pharmacotherapies (nicotine replacement therapy and bupropion) have been shown to double quit rates. A new pharmacotherapy (varenicline) has recently become available which evidence to date suggests is more effective. Clinical suitability, the context of the quit attempt, and patient preference are important considerations in choosing a pharmacotherapy. Active follow up helps to reduce the rate of relapse which is otherwise high in what is commonly a chronic relapsing condition. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0300-8495 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title Smoking cessation - What works? en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Medicine & Health
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 1-2 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Australian Family Physician en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 10-14 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 37 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Zwar, N, Public Health & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US School of Population Health *
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