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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 contains strategies and recommendations designed to assist clinicians; tobacco dependence treatment specialists; and health care administrators, insurers, and purchasers in delivering and supporting effective treatments for tobacco use and dependence. The recommendations were made as a result of a systematic review and meta-analysis of 11 specific topics identified by the panel (proactive quitlines; combining counseling and medication relative to either counseling or medication alone; varenicline; various medication combinations; long-term medications; cessation interventions for individuals with low socioeconomic status/limited formal education; cessation interventions for adolescent smokers; cessation interventions for pregnant smokers; cessation interventions for individuals with psychiatric disorders, including substance use disorders; providing cessation interventions as a health benefit; and systems interventions, including provider training and the combination of training and systems interventions).

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2008). Treating tobacco use and dependence: 2008 update. Retrieved from https://www.ahrq.gov/prevention/guidelines/tobacco/index.html