Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2008

Last Reviewed: 2008

Workgroups: Tobacco Use Workgroup

This guideline includes strategies and recommendations to help health care providers, tobacco dependence treatment specialists, health care administrators, insurers, and other professionals use and support effective treatments for tobacco use and dependence. It includes recommendations on topics including: 

  • Proactive quitlines 
  • Counseling and medication 
  • Interventions to help specific populations quit smoking 
  • Systems interventions, including provider training 
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2008). Treating tobacco use and dependence: 2008 update. Retrieved from