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Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Last Reviewed: September 2015
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that health care providers talk about tobacco use with all adults. Specifically, USPSTF recommends asking about tobacco use, advising people to quit, and offering behavioral interventions. USPSTF also recommends providing medicine to help non-pregnant people quit but found insufficient evidence to assess whether the benefits of medicine outweigh the harms in pregnant people. In addition, USPSTF found insufficient evidence to assess whether the benefits of using e-cigarettes to help people quit using tobacco outweigh the harms.
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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (2015). Final update summary: tobacco smoking cessation in adults, including pregnant women: behavioral and pharmacotherapy interventions. Retrieved from https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/tobacco-use-in-adults-and-pregnant-women-counseling-and-interventions