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Brief Office Interventions Can Kick Start Smoking Cessation


Because tobacco dependence often requires repeated interventions and several attempts to achieve sustained abstinence, tobacco dependence is considered a chronic disease. In addition to physiological dependence on nicotine, sociocultural issues and psychological dependence factors are interwoven to create a chain of addiction. Each component factor must be addressed to achieve long-term abstinence from tobacco. The United States Public Health Service–sponsored Clinical Practice Gui more...
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