Smoking cessation 2: Components of effective intervention

Janice Y. Tsoh, Jennifer B. McClure, Karyn L. Skaar, David W. Wetter, Paul M. Cinciripini, Alexander V. Prokhorov, Karen Friedman, Ellen Gritz

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Smoking cessation treatment is an essential component of comprehensive healthcare, but many healthcare providers lack formal training and are hesitant to provide such intervention. The recently published US Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) Smoking Cessation Clinical Practice Guideline provided empirically based recommendations to address these issues. The most effective components of smoking cessation include the use of nicotine replacement therapy, provider support and encouragement, and training in such skills as problem solving and coping. Methods of using these recommendations are illustrated, and sample scripts are offered to serve as references for providers from various disciplines who conduct smoking cessation interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-27
Number of pages13
JournalBehavioral Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Behavioral treatment
  • Disease prevention
  • Interventions
  • Nicotine replacement therapy
  • Smoking cessation
  • Tobacco

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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